Meaning of back street

back' street'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a street apart from the main or business area of a town. Cf. side street.


Pronunciation: (bak'strēt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. taking place in secrecy and often illegally: back-street political maneuvering; back-street drug dealing.
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