batty


batty

adjective, bat·ti·er, bat·ti·est. Slang.

  1. insane; crazy; eccentric.

adjective -tier or -tiest slang

  1. insane; crazy
  2. odd; eccentric
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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