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Back formation

the analogical creation of one word from another word that appears to be a derived or inflected form of the first by dropping the apparent affix or by modification.
a word so formed, as typewrite from typewriter.
Historical Examples

In any event, the men should be taught to take some form of a closed back to back formation.
Manual of Military Training James A. Moss

the invention of a new word on the assumption that a familiar word is derived from it. The verbs edit and burgle were so created from editor and burglar
a word formed by this process


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