bats in the/one's belfry

Definition of bats in the/one's belfry

informal + old-fashioned

  1. —to have bats in the belfry or (chiefly US) bats in one's belfry is to be crazy. an old woman with bats in her belfry

Word by Word Definitions

batsplay
  1. :  batty

belfryplay
  1. :  a bell tower

    :  one surmounting or attached to another structure

    :  a room or framework for enclosing a bell


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bats in the/one's belfry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a favoring of the simplest explanation

Get Word of the Day daily email!