ass-backward

adjective

Definition of ass-backward

 (Entry 1 of 2)

often vulgar
: ludicrously disordered : showing an arrangement grotesquely counter to the usual or workable incompetents doing their work in an ass-backward way

ass-backward

adverb
variants: or ass-backwards \ ˈ⸗ˈ⸗⸗ \

Definition of ass-backward (Entry 2 of 2)

often vulgar
: in a completely disordered or improper way : in an ass-backward way an inexperienced assistant filing everything ass-backward

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First Known Use of ass-backward

Adjective

1952, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ass-backward

Adjective

ass entry 4 + backward

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The first known use of ass-backward was in 1937

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“Ass-backward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ass-backward. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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