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batty

[ bat-ee ]
/ ˈbæt i /
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adjective, bat·ti·er, bat·ti·est.Slang.

insane; crazy; eccentric.

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Origin of batty

OTHER WORDS FROM batty

bat·ti·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for batty

batty
/ (ˈbætɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest slang

insane; crazy
odd; eccentric

Word Origin for batty

C20: from bat ²; compare the phrase have bats in the belfry
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