Back slang

a type of slang in which words are spelled and, as far as possible, pronounced backwards
Historical Examples

For instance, woman in the back slang is nammow, and nammows is women.
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten

I’d ha’ run it off into back slang, and ha’ done it most willing and free.
Punch, or the London Charivari, November 25, 1893 Various

Variety is the charm of nature, we are told; and in this particular, if in no other, back slang and nature approach each other.
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten

From these examples the apt student may fairly judge how to form his own back slang to his own liking and that of his friends.
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten

The back slang, therefore, gives the various small amounts very minutely.
A Dictionary of Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words A London Antiquary


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