Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BACKWITH, -WORTH, adv. Backwards. [′bɑk′wθ + ′wʌ(r)θ] Bnff. 1932 2 :
Ah, peer body, she's been gaan backworth since Sunday nicht.
Ags. 1932 2 :
Backwith, backwards, known to me in boyhood in Angus.

[Back + ward. Cf. Hamewart, Hamart, Hamert with Hamewith.]

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