battiness

batty

[bat-ee]
adjective, battier, battiest. Slang.
insane; crazy; eccentric.

Origin:
bat2 + -y1

battiness, noun
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batty (ˈbætɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  insane; crazy
2.  odd; eccentric
 
[C20: from bat²; compare the phrase have bats in the belfry]

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batty
1580s, "pertaining to bats," from bat (n.2). Slang sense "nuts, crazy" is attested from 1903, from the expression (to have) bats in (one's) belfry, also meaning "not right in the head" (1901).
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