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catty-cornered

[ kat-ee-kawr-nerd ]
/ ˈkæt iˌkɔr nərd /
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adjective, adverb Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
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Also cat·ty-cor·ner [kat-ee-kawr-ner] /ˈkæt iˌkɔr nər/ .

Origin of catty-cornered

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

Words nearby catty-cornered

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British Dictionary definitions for catty-cornered

catty-cornered

adjective
a variant of cater-cornered
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