verlan

/ (French vɛrlɑ̃) /

noun

a variety of French slang in which the syllables are inverted, such as meuf for femme, and also incorporating Arabic words and phrases

Nearby words

  1. verkhneudinsk,
  2. verkhoyansk range,
  3. verkrampte,
  4. verlaine,
  5. verlaine, paul,
  6. verligte,
  7. vermeer,
  8. vermeer, jan,
  9. vermeil,
  10. vermi-

Word Origin for verlan

C20: from inverting the syllables of the French word l'envers meaning the other way round

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Examples from the Web for verlan

  • Thousand dollars rewar' f'r th' appr'enshun of 'Verlan' Red.

    Overland Red|Henry Herbert Knibbs