backassward

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adjective back·ass·ward \ˈbak-ˈa-swərd\
variants: less commonly

backasswards

\ˈbak-ˈa-swərdz\ play

Definition of backassward

US, informal

  1. :  utterly or ridiculously backward, foolish, or wrong :  ass-backward … encouraging backassward thinking … — John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine, 9 June 1998

backassward

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backasswards

adverb We were doing everything backasswards that I thought we should be doing in the country. — Joseph Kennedy, quoted in Washington Post, 6 June 1993

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Origin and Etymology of backassward

alteration of 1ass-backward


First Known Use: 1971


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