Definitions

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  • n. A type of backslang used in France, in which the order of the syllables or sounds of words is changed.

Etymologies

French verlan (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • U knows zey hav speciul form of speek, is call verlan? u must aks zem!

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  • "verlan," once associated with those suburbs, have long since spread to high schools around the country and to youths of all backgrounds.

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  • BARJOT is invariable since it's already a verlan (inverted syllables) - So, ladies & gentlemen, you all may be BARJO!!! nadine

    barjot - French Word-A-Day

  • Interesting word history: the French word "barjo (t)" comes from the verlan "jobard".

    barjot - French Word-A-Day

  • BARJOT is invariable since it's already a verlan inverted syllables- So, ladies & gentlemen, you all may be BARJO !

    barjot - French Word-A-Day

  • Interesting word history: the French word "barjot" comes from the verlan "jobard".

    barjot - French Word-A-Day

  • I think it's probably because meutre would turn into erteum, which doesn't sound scary but rather like an obscure verlan slang word.

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  • Indecipherable unless you are a teenager yourself, or happen to have a teenage translator to hand who understands all the slang, verlan backwards slang, or sometimes backwards backwards slang – meriting of a post in itself one day and teen cultural references whch are thrown into the mix.

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  • It emerged in the slang, verlan, created through inversions of syllables.

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  • You don't have to be ouf (verlan for fou, or mad) to buy this kind of reasoning, but it certainly helps.

    The Guardian World News

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