kitty–corner

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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

\ˈki-tē-ˌkȯr-nər, ˈka-tē-, ˈka-tə-\ or

kitty–cornered

play \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

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1838


KITTY–CORNER Defined for English Language Learners

kitty–corner

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

Definition of kitty–corner for English Language Learners

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


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