/ (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
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Word Origin for verlan
C20: from inverting the syllables of the French word l'envers meaning the other way round
Words nearby verlan
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Example sentences from the Web for verlan
Thousand dollars rewar' f'r th' appr'enshun of 'Verlan' Red.Overland Red|Henry Herbert Knibbs