A fanciful expansion of an existing acronym or word, such as “port out, starboard home” for posh.
More example sentences
- Later, around the mid-1970s, people began to make up backronyms for BASIC because they weren't sure.
- Choose one and then manufacture a ridiculous backronym to explain it.
- Actually, looking at the examples here, ‘backronym’ does not mean what I thought it did.
blend of back and acronym.