batty

adjective bat·ty \ ˈba-tē \

Definition of batty

battier; battiest
1 :of, relating to, or resembling a bat
2 :mentally unstable :crazy

battiness

noun

Examples of batty in a Sentence

  1. a batty old lady who lives with 100 cats

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First Known Use of batty

1600



BATTY Defined for English Language Learners

batty

adjective

Definition of batty for English Language Learners

  • : foolish or silly


BATTY Defined for Kids

batty

adjective bat·ty \ ˈba-tē \

Definition of batty for Students

battier; battiest
:crazy 1


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