Definition of behindhand adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪˈhaɪndhænd//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈhaɪndhænd//
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[not before noun] behindhand (with/in something) late in doing something or in paying money that is owed They were behindhand in settling their debts. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from behind + hand, on the pattern of beforehand.
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