spelled sideways

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spelled sideways (not comparable)

  1. A colloquial play on the phrase 'spelled backwards', indicating an anagram or other approximate rearrangement of the letters in the original term.
    • 2001, Paul McFedries, The complete idiot's guide to Windows XP
      It truly is a wired (which, remember, is just "weird" spelled sideways) world, and if you feel like you're the only person left who isn't online, this chapter will help.