back-form

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from back-formation.

Noun[edit]

back-form (plural back-forms)

  1. A back-formation; a word formed by removing a perceived morpheme from an older word.

Verb[edit]

back-form (third-person singular simple present back-forms, present participle back-forming, simple past and past participle back-formed)

  1. To form a word by a back-formation process.