I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: ass (IV) + backward
: ludicrously disordered : showing an arrangement grotesquely counter to the usual or workable

incompetents doing their work in an ass-backward way

II. adverb or ass-backwards \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\
: in an ass-backward way

an inexperienced assistant filing everything ass-backward

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • backward — 1. adjective 1) a backward look Syn: rearward, to/toward the rear, to/toward the back, behind one, reverse Ant: forward 2) the decision was a backward step Syn: retrograde, retrogressive …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ass-backwards — adverb see ass backward II …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ass backwards — Synonyms and related words: a rebours, a reculons, against the grain, anarchic, anticlockwise, arear, arsy varsy, astern, away, awkwardly, back, backward, backwards, balled up, bitched, bitched up, blunderingly, bollixed up, buggered, buggered up …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Akward — Ass backward Man you peopl are akward …   Dictionary of american slang

  • upside-down — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. reversed, inverted, head over heels, standing on one s head, bottom side up; upended, capsized. See inversion, disorder. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. topsy turvy, tangled, bottom side up, inverted,… …   English dictionary for students

  • bass-ackward — ¦bas¦akwə(r)d, aa(ə)s , ais sometimes in NE ȧs adverb (or adjective) or bass ackwards dz Etymology: anagram of ass backward : in a backward or inept way …   Useful english dictionary

  • disorder — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of order Nouns 1. disorder, derangement; irregularity; misrule, anarchy, anarchism; untidiness, disunion; disquiet, discord; confusion, confusedness; disarray, jumble, huddle, litter, mess, mishmash …   English dictionary for students

  • error — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Deviation from truth Nouns 1. error, fallacy; falsity (see falsehood), untruth; misconception, misapprehension, misunderstanding; inexactness, inaccuracy; anachronism; misconstruction, misinterpretation …   English dictionary for students

  • bass-ackward — Reversed order, ass backward. No, that isn t right. You have it all bass ackward! …   Dictionary of american slang

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