To be out of order or reversed; very confused or mixed up; completely fouled up or wrong.

'Ass' refers to the rear end or buttocks, and 'backwards' means reversed. The phrase suggests that something is happening the wrong way, with the rear coming first. ('Ass' is an impolite word, so be careful using this phrase.)

Synonym: snafu
1) Jeb, you're riding that donkey ass backwards! Turn around!

2) You installed these windows ass backwards - the screens are supposed to be on the outside!
by VAKI5 May 10, 2005
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To do something totally wrong or stupid, whether intentionally or not. Something that is the opposite of itself. To be stupid or slow.
Did you see him curse out his girlfriend? That's just ass backwards.
by A-TownDown March 8, 2005
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to do something the exact opposite way that any normal person would do it. to defy logic by carrying out an act with no hope of accomplishing anything purposeful.
purposely doing something wrong to prove a really stupid point.
he attemped the task in an ass backward's fashion, despite all indication from his friend that he was doing it wrong.
by marty767 September 24, 2006
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1. moving backwards

2. hopelessly misguided, doing everything wrong
The way people are processing the information is totally ass-backwards.
by The Return of Light Joker December 17, 2011
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A person acting ass backwards on an ongoing basis.
Trump's speech was ass backwards. No surprise there. Trump is one mofo, assed backwards, whack job.
by Bursts Of Beauty June 21, 2016
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