The backstreets are the streets that run behind the main streets in a city. They are often quieter and less busy, and they are often used by the homeless, the drug addicts, and the criminals.

  • The backstreets were closed due to a riot.

  • The backstreets are a dangerous place to be, because the criminals live there.

Definition of backstreets


A usually small and narrow street or alley, especially one in inferior or poorer parts of a city, away from the centre.


A secret, clandestine or illegal scene.

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