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kitty–corner

adverb or adjective kit·ty–cor·ner \ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nər, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\\-nərd\

Simple Definition of kitty–corner

  • —used to describe two things that are located across from each other on opposite corners

Full Definition of kitty–corner

  1. :  in a diagonal or oblique position <the house stood kitty–corner across the square>

Variants of kitty–corner

also cat·ty–cor·nerplay or cat·er·cor·ner \ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nər, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\ or kit·ty–cor·nered or cat·ty–cor·neredplay or cat·er·cor·nered \-nərd\

Origin of kitty–corner

kitty-corner alteration of cater-corner, from obsolete cater four + corner


First Known Use: 1838

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