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back-formation

A coined verb that began as a noun, or a coined noun that began as a verb; for example: “liaise” (verb) as a back-formation of “liaison” (noun).
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Table 1 The morphological matrices (after Tournier 1985) Morpho-semantic Construction : Prefixation Internal coinage affixation Suffixation matrices Compounding Backformation Juxtaposition Blends Phonic Onomatopeia motivation Semantic Class-transfer Conversion coinage (class shift) Metasemy Metaphor (meaning Metonymy shift) Morphological Signifier Aphaeresis coinage reduction Apocope Initialism Borrowing Morpho-semantic External borrowing matrix Semantic borrowing and calque Morphological borrowing
They only possible exception I found is in drink (* beer) hard, but drink hard seems to be a lexicalized backformation from hard-drinking.
In traditional interpretative frameworks brown bag and butt call are conversion objects, cold call is a backformation object (even though it is back-formed from a verbal -ing form) and boyfriend-drop is a compounding object proper.
On the other hand, Sanskritization also caused problems when backformations were made.