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catty-cornered

[kat-ee-kawr-nerd]
adjective, adverb Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
Also, catty-corner.


Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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catty-cornered
 
adj
a variant of cater-cornered

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catty-cornered
1838, from now-obsolete cater "to set or move diagonally" (1577), from M.Fr. catre "four," from L. quattuor (see four).
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