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scatty

[skat-ee]
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adjective, scat·ti·er, scat·ti·est. British Informal.
  1. scatterbrained.
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Origin of scatty

1910–15; apparently scatt(erbrain) + -y1
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for scatty

Historical Examples

  • "Don't let it bother you, Scatty," returned the impudent Sally.

    Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long


British Dictionary definitions for scatty

scatty

adjective -tier or -tiest British informal
  1. empty-headed, frivolous, or thoughtless
  2. distracted (esp in drive someone scatty)
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Derived Formsscattily, adverbscattiness, noun

Word Origin

C20: from scatterbrained
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