Hola,What does it means to be "backwards in his ways"? the context is a definition of the Puerto Rican word jíbaro, and the phrase is like this: "... sometimes used pejoratively to describe someone who is backwards in his or her ways..." !!??
Well, a lot of English-speakers do.hmm, I would never use "backwards in his ways" to mean "behind others in progress or development" or old-fashioned... I would use it to mean simply that they act completely different than how you would expect them to.