Back-formation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbæk fɔ:ˌmeɪʃən|  American pronunciation of the word back-formation
Brit.  |ˈbæk fɔ:ˌmeɪʃən|  British pronunciation of the word back-formation

noun

- a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it
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