Backstreet



taking place in secrecy and often illegally:
back-street political maneuvering; back-street drug dealing.
Contemporary Examples

backstreet Boys, we never were as close with, just because we never had the opportunity or situation to become close.
98 Degrees’ Drew Lachey on the Band’s Comeback, ‘Microphone’ & More Kevin Fallon May 5, 2013

The backstreet Boys reunited and teamed up with NKOTB to form the exhaustingly-named Frankenband NKOTBSB.
98 Degrees Released a New Song About Their Penises Kevin Fallon March 27, 2013

I have a confession to make: I co-founded and operated a backstreet Boys fan site for more than three years.
‘TRL’ Turns 15: The Daily Beast Staff Picks Their Favorite Moments The Daily Beast September 13, 2013

She began watching American television and listening to American pop music, including the backstreet Boys and Madonna.
How One Young Woman Escaped Childhood Abuse and a Forced Marriage Moral Courage October 7, 2014

On a backstreet, a girl in her 20s, wearing blue jeans and white sneakers, is shot.
How Neda Divided My Family Telmah Parsa June 21, 2009

First the backstreet Boys and New Kids, then the united megagroup, and now Nick & Knight.
‘Nick & Knight’: Nick Carter and Jordan Knight Are Your New Boy Band Power Couple Kevin Fallon September 3, 2014

The backstreet Boys hosted a 20th anniversary cruise (seriously).
Our Pop Culture Wish List for 2014 Kevin Fallon December 29, 2013

Did seeing other bands like the backstreet Boys get back together make you think this was a good time to reunite?
98 Degrees’ Drew Lachey on the Band’s Comeback, ‘Microphone’ & More Kevin Fallon May 5, 2013

The backstreet Boys were the boy band of choice for people who liked their boy bands a little weirder.
‘TRL’ Turns 15: The Daily Beast Staff Picks Their Favorite Moments The Daily Beast September 13, 2013

He rocked the middle part, listened to the backstreet Boys, watched wrestling, and played videogames.
Roger Federer’s Hair Evolution Sujay Kumar June 8, 2013

noun
a street in a town remote from the main roads
(modifier) denoting illicit activities regarded as likely to take place in such a street: a backstreet abortion
n.

mid-15c., from back (adj.) + street.

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