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dot·ty

 (dŏt′ē)
adj. dot·ti·er, dot·ti·est
1.
a. Mentally unbalanced; crazy.
b. Amusingly eccentric or unconventional.
c. Ridiculous or absurd: a dotty scheme.
2. Having a feeble or unsteady gait; shaky.
3. Obsessively infatuated or enamored.

[Probably alteration of Scots dottle, silly, from Middle English doten, to dote.]

dot′ti·ly adv.
dot′ti·ness n.

dotty

(ˈdɒtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. slang chiefly Brit feeble-minded; slightly crazy
2. slang (foll by about) Brit extremely fond (of)
3. marked with dots
[C19: from dot1: sense development of 1 from meaning of "unsteady on one's feet"]
ˈdottily adv
ˈdottiness n

dot•ty1

(ˈdɒt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est. Informal.
1. crazy or eccentric.
2. very enthusiastic or infatuated (usu. fol. by about or over).
[1805–15]
dot′ti•ly, adv.
dot′ti•ness, n.

dot•ty2

(ˈdɒt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
marked with dots.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dotty - informal or slang terms for mentally irregulardotty - 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"
2.dotty - intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; "crazy about cars and racing"; "he is potty about her"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

dotty

adjective (Slang, chiefly Brit.) crazy, touched, peculiar, eccentric, batty (slang), off-the-wall (slang), potty (Brit. informal), oddball (informal), loopy (informal), crackpot (informal), out to lunch (informal), out there (slang), outré, doolally (slang), off your trolley (slang), up the pole (informal), wacko or whacko (slang) She was obviously going a bit dotty.

dotty

adjective
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

dotty

[ˈdɒtɪ] ADJ (dottier (compar) (dottiest (superl))) (Brit) [person] → chiflado; [idea, scheme] → estrafalario, disparatado
you must be dotty!¿estás loco o qué?
it's driving me dottyesto me trae loco

dotty

[ˈdɒti] adj (= daft) [person] → loufoque, farfelu(e)

dotty

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → kauzig, schrullig; to be dotty about somebody/something (= like)nach jdm/etw verrückt sein

dotty

[ˈdɒtɪ] adj (Brit) (fam) (mad) → tocco/a, strambo/a
to be dotty about sth → andare pazzo/a per qc
he's dotty about her → ha completamente perso la testa per lei
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