backstreet

backstreet
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 15th century a street away from the main thoroughfares

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • backstreet — I UK [ˈbækˌstriːt] / US [ˈbækˌstrɪt] noun [countable] Word forms backstreet : singular backstreet plural backstreets a small street in a town or city II UK [ˈbækˌstriːt] / US [ˈbækˌstrɪt] adjective [only before noun] done secretly or illegally by …   English dictionary

  • backstreet — adjective backstreet activities are often illegal and done badly: a backstreet abortion …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • backstreet — adj. Backstreet is used with these nouns: ↑abortion …   Collocations dictionary

  • backstreet — back|street1 [ bæk,strit ] noun count a small street in a town or city backstreet back|street 2 [ bæk,strit ] adjective only before noun MAINLY BRITISH done secretly or illegally by people who are not very skillful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • backstreet — noun 1》 a minor street. 2》 [as modifier] secret, especially because illegal: backstreet abortions …   English new terms dictionary

  • backstreet — back•street [[t]ˈbækˌstrit[/t]] adj. cvb taking place in secrecy and often illegally: backstreet political maneuvering[/ex] • Etymology: cvb 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • backstreet — n. 1 a street in a quiet part of a town, away from the main streets. 2 (attrib.) denoting illicit or illegal activity (a backstreet abortion) …   Useful english dictionary

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