backstreet

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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backstreet (ˈbækˌstriːt)
 
n
1.  a street in a town remote from the main roads
2.  (modifier) denoting illicit activities regarded as likely to take place in such a street: a backstreet abortion

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