adverb neth·er·wards \-dz\

Definition of netherwards

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Origin and Etymology of netherwards

alteration (influenced by such words as afterwards, downwards) of earlier netherward, from Middle English netherward, nitherward, from Old English nitherwerd, nitherweardes; Old English nitherwerd, from nither down + -werd, -weard -ward; Old English nitherweardes, from nither down + -weardes -wards — more at nether

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to cast off or become cast off

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