kittycorner

cater-cornered

[kat-i-kawr-nerd, kat-ee-, kat-er-]
adjective
adverb
Also, catercorner, cater-corner, catty-corner, catty-cornered, kitty-corner, kitty-cornered.


Origin:
1830–40; dial. cater (adv.) diagonally (probably to be identified with obsolete cater four < Middle French quatre < Latin quattuor) + cornered

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kitty-cornered

[kit-ee-kawr-nerd]
adjective, adverb Chiefly Northern and Western U.S.
Also, kitty-corner.


Origin:
1885–90

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cater-cornered (ˈkætəˌkɔːnəd)
 
adj, —adv
informal (US), (Canadian) catty-cornered, Also: kitty-cornered diagonally placed; diagonal
 
[C16 cater, from dialect cater (adv) diagonally, from obsolete cater (n) four-spot of dice, from Old French quatre four, from Latin quattuor]

kitty-cornered
 
adj
a variant of cater-cornered

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