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catty-cornered (adj., adv.)

1838, earlier cater-cornered (1835, American English), from now-obsolete cater "to set, cut, or move diagonally" (1570s), from French catre "four," from Latin quattuor (from PIE root *kwetwer- "four"). Compare carrefour. Related: Catty-corner; cattycorner.

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Definitions of catty-cornered

catty-cornered (adj.)
slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line;
Synonyms: catacorner / cata-cornered / catercorner / cater-cornered / catty-corner / kitty-corner / kitty-cornered
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