batty

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj., slang, insane, eccentric. See insanity, unconformity.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Slang. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness: brainsick, crazy, daft, demented, disordered, distraught, dotty, insane, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, mentally ill, moonstruck, off, touched, unbalanced, unsound, wrong. Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony. Slang: bananas, buggy, cuckoo, fruity, loco, nuts, nutty, screwy, wacky. Chiefly British: crackers. Law: non compos mentis. Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off (or out of) one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad. See SANE.

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  • batty — 1580s, pertaining to bats, from BAT (Cf. bat) (n.2) + Y (Cf. 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) …   Etymology dictionary

  • batty — ► ADJECTIVE (battier, battiest) informal ▪ mad. DERIVATIVES battiness noun. ORIGIN from BAT(Cf. ↑bat) …   English terms dictionary

  • batty — [bat′ē] adj. battier, battiest [< BAT2 + Y2] Slang crazy or eccentric …   English World dictionary

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  • batty — adj. (slang) mad to go batty over * * * [ bætɪ] (slang) [ mad ] to go batty over …   Combinatory dictionary

  • batty — UK [ˈbætɪ] / US adjective Word forms batty : adjective batty comparative battier superlative battiest informal slightly crazy …   English dictionary

  • Batty — This unusual name is a diminutive form of the English and Scottish medieval personal name Bat(t)e , itself a shortened, diminutive form of Bartholomew , a very popular name in the Middle Ages. Bartholomew derives from the Aramaic bar Talmay , son …   Surnames reference

  • batty — adj Crazy, insane. If you think I m going to get me to date your sister, you re batty. 1900s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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