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- noun Plural form of
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More recently, comment has appeared in these pages -- the exact reference eludes me at the moment -- concerning bacronyms, that is the coining of a phrase or name solely in order to ensure its yielding a catchy, suitable acronym.
In an earlier issue of VERBATIM writers have commented on what have come to be called "bacronyms," names of companies, products, charities, and other institutions that have been chosen solely because their acronyms yield words that are pronounceable, meaningful, or both.