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/French vɛrlɑ̃/
a variety of French slang in which the syllables are inverted, such as meuf for femme, and also incorporating Arabic words and phrases
Word Origin
C20: from inverting the syllables of the French word l'envers meaning the other way round
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  • Thousand dollars rewar' f'r th' appr'enshun of 'verlan' Red.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs

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