kitty-corner

adverb or adjective
kit·​ty-cor·​ner | \ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nər, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\
variants: or less commonly \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nər , ˈka-​tē-​, ˈka-​tə-​ \ or catercorner \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nər , ˈka-​tē-​, ˈka-​tə-​ \ or kitty-cornered \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nərd , ˈka-​tē-​, ˈka-​tə-​ \ or catty-cornered \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nərd , ˈka-​tē-​, ˈka-​tə-​ \ or catercornered \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nərd , ˈka-​tē-​, ˈka-​tə-​ \

Definition of kitty-corner 

: in a diagonal or oblique position the house stood kitty-corner across the square

First Known Use of kitty-corner

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kitty-corner

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

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kitty-corner

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English Language Learners Definition of kitty-corner

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

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