adverb (or adjective)
bass-ack·​ward | \ ¦bas-¦a-kwərd sometimes in NE ¦bäs- \
variants: or bass-ackwards \ ¦bas-​¦a-​kwərdz sometimes in NE ¦bäs-​ \

Definition of bass-ackward

: in a backward or inept way

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First Known Use of bass-ackward

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bass-ackward

anagram of ass-backward

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“Bass-ackward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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