Catawampus

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

Pronunciation: [ kat-ee-wom-puhs ]


Definition: adjective

Is not lined up or not arranged correctly, or diagonally. In disarray or disorder; askew.

Origin: 1834


Synonyms:

  • awry

  • off-center

  • askance

  • bent

  • cockeyed

  • curved

  • knotted

  • lopsided

Example: The frames on the wall were catawampus.

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