bats in the/one's belfry

idiom

Definition of bats in the/one's belfry

informal + old-fashioned
to have bats in the belfry or (chiefly US) bats in one's belfry is to be crazyan old woman with bats in her belfry

Learn More about bats in the/one's belfry

Statistics for bats in the/one's belfry

Cite this Entry

“Bats in the/one's belfry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bats%20in%20the%2Fone%27s%20belfry. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

Comments on bats in the/one's belfry

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

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!