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verlan

/ (French vɛrlɑ̃) /
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noun
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
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How to use verlan in a sentence

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

    Overland Red|Henry Herbert Knibbs
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