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bat·ty

 (băt′ē)
adj. bat·ti·er, bat·ti·est Informal
Mentally deranged; crazy.

[From bats in the belfry.]

bat′ti·ness n.

batty

(ˈbætɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. insane; crazy
2. odd; eccentric
[C20: from bat2; compare the phrase have bats in the belfry]

bat•ty

(ˈbæt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
Slang. crazy or eccentric.
[1900–05, Amer.; appar. bat2 + -y1]
bat′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.batty - informal or slang terms for mentally irregularbatty - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

batty

adjective crazy, odd, mad, eccentric, bats (slang), out there (slang), nuts (slang), barking (slang), peculiar, daft (informal), crackers (Brit. slang), queer (informal), insane, lunatic, loony (slang), barmy (slang), off-the-wall (slang), touched, nutty (slang), potty (Brit. informal), oddball (informal), off the rails, cracked (slang), bonkers (slang, chiefly Brit.), cranky (U.S., Canad., & Irish informal), dotty (slang, chiefly Brit.), loopy (informal), crackpot (informal), out to lunch (informal), barking mad (slang), out of your mind, outré, gonzo (slang), screwy (informal), doolally (slang), off your trolley (slang), round the twist (Brit. slang), up the pole (informal), off your rocker (slang), not the full shilling (informal), as daft as a brush (informal, chiefly Brit.), wacko or whacko (slang) some batty uncle of theirs

batty

adjective
Slang. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations
مَعْتوه، مَخْبول
praštěný
skørtosset
klikkaîur

batty

[ˈbætɪ] ADJ (battier (compar) (battiest (superl))) (esp Brit) → chiflado, chalado

batty

[ˈbæti] adj (= barmy) [person] → toqué(e); [idea, behaviour] → loufoque

batty

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → verrückt; person alsoplemplem pred (inf); to go battyüberschnappen (inf)

batty

[ˈbætɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (person) → svitato/a, strambo/a; (behaviour, idea) → strampalato/a
I must be going batty! → sto proprio rimbambendo!

bat2

(bӕt) noun
a mouse-like animal which flies, usually at night.
ˈbatty adjective
crazy. a batty old man.
References in classic literature ?
I've seen 'm knocked out and clean batty, an' go on punching just the same.
FOR those Newcastle United fans who weren't around to watch David Batty, he was perhaps the "thinking man's Cheick Tiote".
Over time, Searle decided he needed to share the massive responsibilities associated with operating a general store and sold a portion of his business to his friend, Garth Batty.
New details emerged about the murder, which took place after Batty had finished his cricket training at Tyabb, southeast of Melbourne.
That was after off-spinner Gareth Batty claimed two late wickets as Glamorgan finished on 182 for two, still requiring 175 to avoid an innings defeat.
Pupils at Redcar's John Emmerson Batty School needed a lead story for the Batty Banter.
Wilfred Batty, of Moorside End in Dewsbury, was before Kirklees Magistrates' Court yesterday.
Sharon Batty, 41, pleaded guilty to passing an ounce of cannabis to her son John Batty at HMP Altcourse last June.
A SHAMED teenager has apologised for abusing TV weatherman Sean Batty on Twitter.
SAM Batty is determined sweets won't KO her Olympic dream.
Surrey were set 224 to win but looked in trouble until Schofield and Gareth Batty rescued their side from 126 for six in the 26th over with a 53-run partnership.