Definition of cater-cornered in English:

cater-cornered

Line breaks: cater-cornered
Pronunciation: /ˈkeɪtəˌkɔːnəd
 
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(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.

Origin

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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