abackward

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aback (rear) +‎ -ward (toward)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abackward (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Backward. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350).][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002) , “abackward”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 2