Definition of backasswards in English:

backasswards

adverb

North American
informal
  • In a manner contrary to what is usual, expected, or logical.

    ‘we've been doing it backasswards all these years’

adjective

North American
informal
  • Contrary to what is usual, expected, or logical.

    ‘getting mad at the lender for asking you to repay the loan is backasswards’
    uncommon, abnormal, atypical, unexpected, surprising, unfamiliar, unwonted, different
    unforeseen, unanticipated, unpredicted, not bargained for, unlooked for, unhoped for, out of the blue, without warning, without notice
    irrational, unreasonable, unsound, unreasoned, unfounded, groundless, unjustifiable, unjustified
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Origin

1950s: humorous alteration of ass-backwards.

Pronunciation

backasswards

/bakˈaswədz/