Back-Street

back street

noun
a street apart from the main or business area of a town.
Compare side street.


Origin:
1630–40

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back-street

[bak-street]
adjective
taking place in secrecy and often illegally: back-street political maneuvering; back-street drug dealing.

Origin:
1895–1900

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