Backronym Definition

Backronym is a portmanteau word that combines backward and acronym. It is used when a group of letters is given words that are supposed to make the acronym or initialism up. For instance, when Microsoft released the internet search engine Bing, some suggested that it stood for Bing Is Not Google, which fits the letters, but is probably not what the makers had in mind when they created it.

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Synonym; Antonym; Hyponym; Examples of Acronyms; Acrostic; Mnemonic


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