とうご【倒語】


■ A 倒語 is a word formed by reversing the syllable order of a conventional word.

□ Most 倒語 are slang, informal expressions, or nonce words. 倒語 can be invented easily, and often they are used and understood only by people in certain groups. However, a few are widely known. In a few cases, such as ネタ or ダフ屋, most users of the words may not be aware of their etymologies.

Some well-established 倒語 are the following:


This entry was created by Tom Gally.


Created 2000-07-23.


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