Definitions for backstreetˈbækˌstrit
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a street apart from the main or business area of a town. Cf. side street.
Origin of back street:
taking place in secrecy and often illegally:
backstreet political maneuvering.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of backstreet:
Associated with neighborhoods on back streets, often in older neighborhoods, with poorer residents.