scatty

[ skat-ee ]
/ ˈskæt i /

adjective, scat·ti·er, scat·ti·est. British Informal.


Nearby words

  1. scattergood,
  2. scattering,
  3. scatteringly,
  4. scattershot,
  5. scattersite housing,
  6. scaturient,
  7. scaud,
  8. scaup,
  9. scauper,
  10. scaur

Origin of scatty

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

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Examples from the Web for scatty

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

    Janice Day|Helen Beecher Long


British Dictionary definitions for scatty

scatty

/ (ˈskætɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest British informal

empty-headed, frivolous, or thoughtless
distracted (esp in drive someone scatty)
Derived Formsscattily, adverbscattiness, noun

Word Origin for scatty

C20: from scatterbrained

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