Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

addaword.gifdefinition of backronym

noun
an acronym created to fit an already existing word. A blending of the words "back" and "acronym."
Some people think gorp stands for "good old raisins and peanuts," but it's probably just a backronym.
Submitted by: seven.exiles from United States on 06/09/2011 06:13:00
Definition of backronym from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

BuzzWord Article

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog