Catty-corner



diagonal.
diagonally.
cater-cornered.
adjective, adverb
(US & Canadian, informal) diagonally placed; diagonal Also catty-cornered, kitty-cornered
adjective
a variant of cater-cornered
adj., adv.

1838, earlier cater-cornered (1835, American English), from now-obsolete cater “to set or move diagonally” (1570s), from Middle French catre “four,” from Latin quattuor (see four). Cf. carrefour.

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