adverb or adjective
kit·​ty-cor·​ner | \ ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nər How to pronounce kitty-corner (audio) , ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə- \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nər How to pronounce catty-corner (audio) , ˈka-​tē-​ , ˈka-​tə-​ \ or catercorner \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nər How to pronounce catercorner (audio) , ˈka-​tē-​ , ˈka-​tə-​ \ or kitty-cornered \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nərd How to pronounce kitty-cornered (audio) , ˈka-​tē-​ , ˈka-​tə-​ \ or catty-cornered \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nərd How to pronounce catty-cornered (audio) , ˈka-​tē-​ , ˈka-​tə-​ \ or catercornered \ ˈki-​tē-​ˌkȯr-​nərd How to pronounce catercornered (audio) , 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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The first known use of kitty-corner was in 1838

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“Kitty-corner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of kitty-corner

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

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