Definition of backward adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

backward

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈbækwəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækwərd//
 
 
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(North American English) = backwards Word Origin Middle English: from earlier abackward, from aback.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backward