- A mature male of the several species of gorilla, so named from the silver streaking on their backs.
- Dutch: (t, nl, zilverrug, m)
Etymology: silver + back.
- (slang/idiom) To go silverback is to fly into an intense and sudden rage reminiscent of a silverback gorilla. This might involve contortions of the face, grimaces, and a roar of anger.
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