Cattywampus meaning

katəwämpəs
(informal) In disarray or disorder; askew.

Measure carefully before cutting, or the entire structure will turn out cattywampus.

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The definition of cattywampus, often spelled catawampus, is not lined up or not arranged correctly, or diagonally.

An example of something cattywampus are the positions of the items on the top of a coffee table after a two year old has been playing with them and moving them around.

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Not directly across from nor adjacent to.

City hall is cattywampus to the post office.

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