Definition of ass-backwards in English:

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Pronunciation: /asˈbakwədz/
North American informal


In a manner contrary to what is usual, expected, or logical: I never did like to do anything simple when I could do it ass-backwards
More example sentences
  • I was no longer attacking the slopes ass-backwards.
  • The philosophy behind this is that the best way to find fun is by stumbling ass-backwards into it, and what better way is there to stumble than drunkenly?
  • Basically, you just try stuff until you fall ass-backwards over the solution to the problem.


Contrary to what is usual, expected, or logical.
Example sentences
  • The funny thing about this ass-backwards argument is that every time I ask a member of the ad-industry if the critics are right, s/he says yes.
  • This, I think, is one of the most ass-backwards notions of the modern voter.
  • Lyrical bombs are lobbed at the media, at celebrity-saturated culture, the ass-backwards music industry and America's foreign policy.

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