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 for backronym
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [portmanteau of back + acronym] A word interpreted as an acronym that was
      not originally so intended. This is a special case of what linguists call
      back formation. Examples are given under recursive acronym (Cygnus), {
      Acme, and mung. Discovering backronyms is a common form of wordplay
      among hackers. Compare retcon.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (Backward acronym) A word which has been turned into
     an acronym by inventing an expansion, rather than the other
     way around.  E.g. "{ping".

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