A midland and southern American variant of the word “catawampus” meaning askew or diagonal.
- Examples of word Cattywampus in a sentence
“The unfinished renovation project left the laundry room cattywampus.”
- Did you Know?
It’s believed that “cattywampus” was derived from the word cater in the phrase “cater-cornered” and “wampish,” the Scottish word for “flopping about.”
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