Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of backslang.

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Examples

  • Mr. Jacobs explains that he "changed the Indian mercantile numerals into those of English 'back-slang,' which make a very good parallel."

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

  • His poor collection of everyday words, worn-out phrases and battered tropes, constitute what he calls "plain English," and speech beyond these limits he seriously believes to be no more than the back-slang of the educated class, a mere elaboration and darkening of intercourse to secure privacy and distinction.

    Mankind in the Making

  • Indian mercantile numerals into those of English "back-slang," which make a very good parallel.

    Indian Fairy Tales

  • Arabic "back-slang," Turkish and Greek, with a very little Romany, -- so little that it is not wonderful that I could not converse with them in it.

    The Gypsies

  • Rome is here Shelta, or Gaelic back-slang for _mor_, 'great.'

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • English,” and speech beyond these limits he seriously believes to be no more than the back-slang of the educated class, a mere elaboration and darkening of intercourse to secure privacy and distinction.

    Mankind in the Making

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