scatty

adjective scat·ty \ ˈska-tē \

Definition of scatty

scattier; scattiest
chiefly British
: crazy

Examples of scatty in a Sentence

  1. any number of individuals have been fingered as the scatty serial killer known to history as Jack the Ripper

Origin and Etymology of scatty

probably from scatterbrain + 1-y


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scatty

Definition of scatty for English Language Learners

  • : not having or showing the ability to think clearly


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