pseudo-acronym on Wikipedia


From pseudo- +‎ acronym.


pseudo-acronym (plural pseudo-acronyms)

  1. (linguistics) A term that is seemingly an acronym or other abbreviation, but does not stand for anything.
    Coordinate terms: backronym, acronym
    • 2021 September 21, “LeT using pseudo-acronym TRF for terror acts in J&K to maintain 'plausible deniability'”, in The Times of India[1]:
      Pakistan-based handlers of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has been using the pseudo-acronym TRF to take responsibility for the terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir aimed at maintaining "plausible deniability and evade Law Enforcement Agencies".


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