back clipping


noun

a word formed by omitting the last part of the form from which it is derived.

Nearby words

  1. back burner,
  2. back burner, on a,
  3. back catalogue,
  4. back channel,
  5. back clearance,
  6. back country,
  7. back dive,
  8. back door,
  9. back down,
  10. back electromotive force


Also called hind clipping.

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