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bats

[ bats ]
/ bæts /
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adjective Slang.

insane; crazy: He's gone bats.

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Origin of bats

First recorded in 1915–20; see origin at bat2, -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for bats

bats
/ (bæts) /

adjective

informal crazy; very eccentric

Word Origin for bats

from bats-in-the-belfry (sense 2)
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