In a backward or awkward manner: Why would he attempt that in such a backassed way?
backasswards adverb ass backwards
to attack the character or reputation of (a person who is not present). to speak unfavorably or slanderously of a person who is not present. Historical Examples The widow was no gossip, no backbiter, but a woman of opinions and a nimble tongue undeterred by fear or favor. Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland There is […]
to attack the character or reputation of (a person who is not present). to speak unfavorably or slanderously of a person who is not present. Contemporary Examples A Republican member looks past the current backbiting to the supposed GOP Majority next year. Paul Ryan Breaks Rank John Batchelor September 25, 2010 Caprica will deliver intrigue, […]
- Backbone cabal
backbone cabal networking A group of large-site administrators who pushed through the Great Renaming and reined in the chaos of Usenet during most of the 1980s. The cabal mailing list disbanded in late 1988 after a bitter internal cat-fight. [Jargon File] (1994-11-28)