catty-corner

[ kat-i-kawr-nerd, kat-ee-, kat-er- ]SEE DEFINITION OF catty-corner

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WORD ORIGIN

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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diagonally

adverbat an angle
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