Thank you to Aeryn Rudel for suggesting a new addition to my blog topics – weird hyphenated words!

‘Arsy-versy’ is an informal, primarily British English word. It means backwards, upside down, in reverse, confused or disordered.

I got things arsy-versy.

I probably wouldn’t use it in front of polite company.


5 thoughts on “Arsy-versy

  1. Great word! I’ve never heard that one before. Interestingly, there’s an American equivalent, “bass-ackwards.” It’s used pretty much the same way, although it’s often more derogatory. “That idiot went about the whole thing bass-ackwards.”

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