What does batty mean?

batty meaning in General Dictionary

owned by or resembling a bat

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  • informal or slang terms for psychologically irregular
  • owned by, or resembling, a bat.

batty meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1580s, "pertaining to bats," from bat (n.2) + -y (2). Slang good sense "nuts, crazy" is attested from 1903, from expression (to possess) bats in (one's) belfry, in addition indicating "not be in your head" (1899).


batty meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a bat.