Definition (backwards): ton suoreneg ni gnivig; ylresim; yldraggin; ygnits
My, how the times change. That definition used a word that is no longer allowed to be uttered in polite society. Perhaps that's why you printed the definition backwards -- but I'm sure someone, somewhere could still be offended (sigh).
John, the etymology of the word in question shows no connection to a racial slur, but thanks for sending me on an interesting google journey ... which, unfortunately no longer adds to my extensive trivia memory.
Etymology - the study of the history of words
Toponymy - the study of place names (toponyms), their origins, meanings, use, and typology.
typology - the study of symbolic representation, especially of the origin and meaning of Scripture types.