kitty-corner

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Corruption of cater-corner (compare kitty).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kitty-corner (not comparable)

  1. (US, Canada) Located diagonally in relation to something, especially across an intersection. [from 19th c.]
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 196:
      Unit #5, kittycorner across the little street from Ennet House, is for catatonics and various vegetablish, fetal-positioned mental patients […].

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Frederic G. Cassidy, Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume I, A-C. Harvard University Press, 1985. ISBN 0674205111.