Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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

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

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