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bats

[bats] /bæts/
adjective, Slang.
1.
insane; crazy:
He's gone bats.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; see bat2, -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for batsest

bats

/bæts/
adjective
1.
(informal) crazy; very eccentric
Word Origin
from bats-in-the-belfry (sense 2)
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Slang definitions & phrases for batsest

bats

adjective

Crazy; nuts: He was grinning like he was bats/ funnier than you'd expect, fairly batty ( first form 1920+, second form 1900+)

Related Terms

have bats in one's belfry


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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