kitty-cornered love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variants of cater-cornered.

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  • adj. Catercorner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A corruption of cater-cornered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line

Etymologies

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Corruption of cater-corner,

Examples

  • He kitty-cornered the intersection and pulled up alongside her.

    The Servant Problem

  • With the chicken, Billy's mother served "kitty-cornered" sandwiches of brown bread filled with cream cheese and chopped nuts.

    Entertaining Made Easy

  • The invitations were folded kitty-cornered and inside of each appeared

    Entertaining Made Easy

  • Police expect to soon open a district station at the busy corner of First Avenue East and 15th Street SE, kitty-cornered from the Road Ranger, in the heart of pedestrian traffic through that part of town.

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  • 'n' down and kitty-cornered crossways, 'n' if I keep on gettin 'poor,

    Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs

Comments

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  • I like it

    November 3, 2013

  • He's still a condescending prick though. Why would you say something like "Look at Google. Google's results must be right!"?

    October 7, 2007

  • Yes! I completely agree.

    September 21, 2007

  • Let's call the whole thing off. ;-)

    September 21, 2007

  • I say catty-corner and kitty-cornered...

    September 21, 2007

  • Also: catercorner.

    September 20, 2007

  • Eesh. You tell 'em, Abraxas. :-)

    And anyway, around here I've always heard it without the "ed" at the end, whichever version is used. So it also depends on where you are.

    September 20, 2007

  • Had a disagreement at work today over whether it's catty or kitty-cornered. He argues that since definition sites come up on google when catty-cornered is entered, catty must be correct. But I pointed out that kitty-cornered has 100,000 some odd more results, meaning it's more popular. He tried pulling argumentum ad populum saying that a lot of people using a word doesn't make it a word. He cited the OED as an authority on language.

    Language evolves. Numbers matter. Condesceding prick.

    September 20, 2007