backronym

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Blend of back and acronym

NounEdit

backronym (plural backronyms)

  1. A word that is either not an acronym but is taken to be one and for which a full form is invented by back-formation, or is an acronym and for which an alternative full form is invented by back-formation.

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Last modified on 7 October 2013, at 03:46