scatty

adjective
scat·​ty | \ ˈska-tē How to pronounce scatty (audio) \
scattier; scattiest

Definition of scatty

chiefly British
: crazy

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Examples of scatty in a Sentence

any number of individuals have been fingered as the scatty serial killer known to history as Jack the Ripper
Recent Examples on the Web And Eve’s a bit scatty and all over the place, and Villanelle’s so lush and confident. David Kamp, WSJ, 5 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of scatty

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scatty

probably from scatterbrain + -y entry 1

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“Scatty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scatty. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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scatty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of scatty

British, informal : not having or showing the ability to think clearly

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