not olive, but she walks like this sometimes.
is it a crab? is it a cat? what is it doing?
Part of speech: adverb
Origin: English, 20th century
Definition: To, toward, or from the side, typically in an awkward way.
Examples in a sentence:
“Roberto moved crabwise without taking his eyes off the dodgeball.”
“My cat only moves crabwise if she knows I’m going to try to give her a pill.”
“some things cannot be changed. you cannot teach a crab to walk straight.”