kitty-corner


kit·ty–cor·ner

adverb or adjective \ˈki-tē-ˌkr-nər, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\\-nərd\

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

Full Definition of KITTY-CORNER

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

Variants of KITTY-CORNER

kit·ty–cor·ner also cat·ty–cor·ner or cat·er·cor·ner \ˈki-tē-ˌkr-nər, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\ or kit·ty–cor·nered or cat·ty–cor·nered 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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