Definition of “backstreets” - English Dictionary

“backstreets” in British English

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backstreetsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈbæk.striːts/ us /ˈbæk.striːts/

the older and poorer areas of a town or city:

She grew up in the backstreets of Boston.
backstreet
adjective [ before noun ] /ˈbæk.striːt/ /ˈbæk.striːt/

(Definition of “backstreets” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)