back slang

noun
: a secret language in which each word is pronounced exactly or approximately as if spelled backwards (as nam for man; nird for drink)

Cockney back slang

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back slang,
slang in which words are pronounced or written backwards or in some other organization of the letters that is different from their normal form, as in pig Latin. Example: ynnep or ennypay for penny.

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n. slang in which words are spoken as though they were spelled backward (e.g., redraw for warder)

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ˈback slang 7 [back slang] noun uncountable (linguistics)
informal language in which words are spoken as though they are spelled backwards

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Back slang — Back Back, a. 1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements. [1913 Webster] 2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent. [1913 Webster] 3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back slang — is an English coded language in which the written word is spoken phonetically backwards. It is thought to have originated in Victorian England, being used mainly by market sellers, such as butchers and greengrocers, to have private conversations… …   Wikipedia

  • back-slang — backˈ slang noun Slang in which every word is pronounced as if spelt backwards • • • Main Entry: ↑back back slang see under ↑back1 • • • Main Entry: ↑slang …   Useful english dictionary

  • back slang — /ˈbæk slæŋ/ (say bak slang) noun a form of slang in which words are pronounced as far as possible as though spelt backwards. Compare pig Latin, rechtub kelat. Also, backslang …   Australian English dictionary

  • back slang — noun slang in which words are spoken as though they were spelled backwards (e.g. redraw for warder) …   English new terms dictionary

  • back slang. — futb. Jugadores de la defensa …   Diccionario Lunfardo

  • Back — Back, a. 1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements. [1913 Webster] 2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent. [1913 Webster] 3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action. [1913 Webster] {Back… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back blocks — Back Back, a. 1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements. [1913 Webster] 2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent. [1913 Webster] 3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back charges — Back Back, a. 1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements. [1913 Webster] 2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent. [1913 Webster] 3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back filling — Back Back, a. 1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements. [1913 Webster] 2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent. [1913 Webster] 3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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