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batty

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adjective bat·ty \ˈba-tē\

Simple Definition of batty

  • : foolish or silly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of batty

battierbattiest

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling a bat

  2. 2 :  mentally unstable :  crazy

battiness noun

Examples of batty in a sentence

  1. <a batty old lady who lives with 100 cats>



1590

First Known Use of batty

1590

Rhymes with batty



BATTY Defined for Kids

batty

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adjective bat·ty \ˈba-tē\

Definition of batty for Students

battierbattiest

  1. :  crazy 1





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