Definition of cater-cornered in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkeɪtəˌkɔːnəd/
(also cater-corner, catty-cornered, kitty-corner)

adverb& adjective

North American
Situated diagonally opposite someone or something: [as adjective]: a cater-cornered short cut
More example sentences
  • But in front of an abandoned building kitty-corner from Johnnie's, ten young men in white T-shirts shift back and forth.
  • The house was kitty-corner from an elementary school.
  • I drove kitty-corner across the upper middle west, from L' Anse, Michigan, to Redfield, South Dakota.


Mid 19th century: from dialect cater 'diagonally', from cater denoting the four on dice, from French quatre 'four', from Latin quattuor.

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