Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 06/12/17 Backronym

I'm so sorry there wasn't a word posted yesterday. I honestly thought I had the day covered and I didn't notice that I never got an email notification about the posting.



Backronym (noun)
backronym or bacronym [bak-ruh-nim]


noun
1. an existing word turned into an acronym by creating an apt phrase whose initial letters match the word, as to help remember it or offer a theory of its origin. For example, rap has been said to be a backronym of “rhythm and poetry.”.
2. the phrase itself. For example, “port out, starboard home” is a misleading backronym for posh.


Origin: First recorded in 1980-85; back + acronym

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