wrong side out

adverb

: in such a manner that the inner surface becomes the outer : inside out
Trim the seam allowance, turn the bag wrong side out and press the seam.Dunmow & Stansted (England) Observer
wrong-side-out adjective
or wrong side out
However, I do know that since I attached a wrong-side-out arm to my grandson's sock monkey before I realized that was the case, it will just have to stay that way. Anne Sponholtz
With the jacket sleeve wrong side out and lying flat, place the lining sleeve (also wrong side out) next to it. Sandra Kelly

Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wrong side out was in 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Wrong side out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrong%20side%20out. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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