adverb (or adjective)

¦bas-¦a-kwərd sometimes in NE ¦bäs-
variants or bass-ackwards
¦bas-¦a-kwərdz sometimes in NE ¦bäs-
: in a backward or inept way

Word History


anagram of ass-backward

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bass-ackward was in 1884

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“Bass-ackward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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