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

Definition of scatty

chiefly British

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any number of individuals have been fingered as the scatty serial killer known to history as Jack the Ripper
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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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The first known use of scatty was in 1911

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“Scatty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of scatty

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

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