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  • adverb Backwards; on one's arse.

Etymologies

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Alteration (after headlong) of arseling, from Middle English *arsling, from Old English earsling ("backwards, on the back"), equivalent to arse +‎ -ling. Cognate with Dutch aarzeling, aarzelings, German ärschling, ärschlings.

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