(obsolete) Perversely; in the wrong way.
(computing) A Unix scripting language or the command line interface itself.
Origin of Awk
From Old Norse Ç«fugr, Ç«figr, afigr (“turned backwards") (> Danish avet (“backwards"), Swedish avig (“turned backwards")), from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with German äbich, Gothic 𐌹𐌱𐌿𐌺𐍃 (ibuks, “turned back"). Akin to Sanskrit अपाच् (apāc, “turned away") . Compare dialect Danish ave (“to turn"), Icelandic öfga (“to reverse").
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