Cattywampus is a slang adjective which means unorganized, disorderly, uneven, out of whack, slightly off, ajar, askew, not going according to plan, chaotic, incomplete, etc. The word has nothing to do with cats. Examples of things that are cattywampus could be a messy house, bad handwriting, half done homework, an awkward angle, an unlevel house or structural foundation, a catastrophic disaster, or a complete failure to follow an agenda, to name only a few.