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backronym

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EtymologyEdit

Blend of back-formation 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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