- wrong end foremost; completely backward: an arsy-varsy way of doing things.
- in a backward or thoroughly mixed-up fashion: The papers are all filed arsy-varsy.
Also ar·sy·ver·sy [ahr-see-vur-see] /ˈɑr siˈvɜr si/.
Origin of arsy-varsy
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