kitty-corner

adverb or adjective kit·ty-cor·ner \ ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nər , ˈka-tē- , ˈka-tə- \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nər, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\ or catercorner play \ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nər, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\ or kitty-cornered play \ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nərd, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\ or catty-cornered play \ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nərd, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\ or catercornered play \ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nərd, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\
: in a diagonal or oblique position
  • the house stood kitty-corner across the square

Origin and Etymology of kitty-corner

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

kitty-corner Synonyms

Near Antonyms

lengthwise, longitudinally;

Related Words

across;

Phrases

on the bias, on the diagonal;


KITTY-CORNER Defined for English Language Learners

kitty-corner

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



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