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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.
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batty

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

(ˈbæt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
Slang. crazy or eccentric.
[1900–05, Amer.; appar. bat2 + -y1]
bat′ti•ness, n.
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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"
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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
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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.
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Translations
مَعْتوه، مَخْبول
praštěný
skørtosset
klikkaîur

batty

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

[ˈbæti] adj (= barmy) [person] → toqué(e); [idea, behaviour] → loufoque
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

batty

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → verrückt; person alsoplemplem pred (inf); to go battyüberschnappen (inf)
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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!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bat2

(bӕt) noun
a mouse-like animal which flies, usually at night.
ˈbatty adjective
crazy. a batty old man.
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