backdate

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

back +‎ date.

Verb[edit]

backdate (third-person singular simple present backdates, present participle backdating, simple past and past participle backdated)

  1. To give or assign a date to a document that is earlier than the current or true date.
    Synonyms: antedate; see also Thesaurus:backdate

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

backdate (plural backdates)

  1. An assigned date that is earlier than the current or true date.
    • 2000, Jack Stewart, Hurricane (page 50)
      The backdates on the clearance forms made the little man's papers worthless []