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addaword.gifdefinition of backronym

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


used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

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