arsy versy

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of arsa versa, a blend of an alteration of arse + vice versa, modeled on vicey versey

Adverb[edit]

arsy versy ‎(not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic, Britain, vulgar) Tumbling upside down; head over heels; backwards.
    • 1612, Benvenuto, The Passenger of Benvenuto:
      Dost thou not know that from the beginning the world goes arsie-versie.

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