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  • noun Alternative form of back end.


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  • (noun) - (1) They sometimes say the backend of the week, but latter end is more common.

    --Rev. Alfred Easther's Glossary of the Dialect of Almondbury and Huddersfield, 1883

    (2) Late autumn; Cumbria.

    --Alexander Gibson's Folk-Speech of Cumberland, 1880

    (3) The later part of a season.

    --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1888

    (4) Backendish, rough and wintry, generally applied to the weather.

    --Rev. M.C.F. Morris's Yorkshire Folk-Talk, 1892

    January 16, 2018