Opposite or contrary to what is expected, completely disordered or disarranged, or that which is done incompetently. A euphemistic rearranging of "ass-backward," meaning the same. That's the last time I let you fix the electrical work by yourself. You've wired it all back-assward! I must not be completely awake yet, I just put my pants on back-assward!
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