Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
[ kat-uh-wom-puh s ]
/ ˌkæt əˈwɒm pəs /
positioned diagonally; cater-cornered.
diagonally; obliquely: We took a shortcut and walked catawampus across the field.
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Examples from the Web for catawampus
Whenever the barometer goes up two points Catawampus must be remembered.