Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
back formation

back formation

 
pronunciation:
baek for meI shn
part of speech: noun
definition: in linguistics, a word that appears to be the base of, but was actually formed from, another word, as "trivia" from "trivial".