back slang

noun

Definition of back slang

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

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First Known Use of back slang

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Back slang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20slang. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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