ass-backwards [as′bak′wərdz ]
adj., adv.
Slang of or in a way that is particularly contrary to the usual way, confusing, etc.

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  • ass-backward — 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • ass over teakettle — falling over backwards, head over heels    The cowboy knocked him off his feet ass over teakettle! …   English idioms

  • SSA — Ass Backwards …   Glossary of chat acronyms & text shorthand

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