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batty

[bat-ee] /ˈbæt i/
adjective, battier, battiest. Slang.
1.
insane; crazy; eccentric.
Origin
bat2 + -y1
Related forms
battiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for battiness

batty

/ˈbætɪ/
adjective (slang) -tier, -tiest
1.
insane; crazy
2.
odd; eccentric
Word Origin
C20: from bat²; compare the phrase have bats in the belfry
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Word Origin and History for battiness

batty

adj.

1580s, "pertaining to bats," from bat (n.2) + -y (2). Slang sense "nuts, crazy" is attested from 1903, from the expression (to have) bats in (one's) belfry, also meaning "not be right in the head" (1899).

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Slang definitions & phrases for battiness

batty

Related Terms

bats


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