bats in the/one's belfry

Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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 crazy
  • an old woman with bats in her belfry

Word by Word Definitions

bats play
  1. : batty

belfry play
  1. : a bell tower

  2. : a room or framework for enclosing a bell

  3. : head


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