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scat·ty

 (skăt′ē)
adj. scat·ti·er, scat·ti·est Chiefly British
Scatterbrained; flighty: "the scatty, glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence" (London Review of Books).

[Probably scatt(erbrain) + -y.]
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scatty

(ˈskætɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. empty-headed, frivolous, or thoughtless
2. distracted (esp in drive someone scatty)
[C20: from scatterbrained]
ˈscattily adv
ˈscattiness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scatty - lacking sense or discretion; "his rattlebrained crackpot ideas"; "how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"- Glenway Westcott
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.scatty - lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"
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Translations

scatty

[ˈskætɪ] ADJ (scattier (compar) (scattiest (superl))) (Brit) → ligero de cascos, atolondrado
to drive sb scattyvolver majareta a algn
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

scatty

[ˈskæti] adj (British)loufoque
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

scatty

adj (+er) (inf)
(= scatterbrained)schusslig (inf), → schusselig (inf)
(= mad)verrückt, närrisch (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

scatty

[ˈskætɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → svitato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Back in the day you had to be organised; even the scattiest, heed-the-ball, couldn't-sort-Smarties one in the group had a basic grasp 'neet oot' logistics.
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Do you not think that even the scattiest of drivers actually realise they have not belted up?