Definition of Batty

1. Adjective. Informal or slang terms for mentally irregular. "It used to drive my husband balmy"


Definition of Batty

1. a. Belonging to, or resembling, a bat.

Definition of Batty

1. Adjective. (slang) Mad, crazy, silly. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Belonging to, or resembling, a bat (mammal). ¹

3. Noun. (context: West Indian slang) The buttocks or anus. ¹

4. Noun. (Jamaica UK derogatory) A homosexual man. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Batty

1. crazy [adj -TIER, -TIEST] - See also: crazy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Batty

battologists
battologize
battologized
battologizes
battologizing
battology
batton
batts
battu
battue
battues
batture
battures
battuta
battutas
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batty rider
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batule
batules
batune
batunes
batutut
batwing
batwings
batwoman

Literary usage of Batty

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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"Mr batty was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of his gun while collecting ... Mr. batty was a collector of wide experience in tropical America, ..."

2. A List of the Lancashire Wills Proved Within the Archdeaconry of Richmond by Henry Fishwick (1884)
"1661 batty, William, of Ulverstone, F 1588 battye, Agnes, of Over burro we, L Admon 1629 battye, Ellen, Over borro, parish of Tunstall, L 1591 battye, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Horace Binney Wallace (1844)
"BRETTELL, (in re batty and Exch. of Pleat, 1843. RYTON). May*. W ILLES moved for a scire facias in order to have execu- By an act of tion against "William ..."

4. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1892)
"... and especially to batty Langley, j who, in a drawing in one of his books, shows j 'the Swiss impostor' hanging in m id-air from one of the arches of the ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Superior Court of the City of by New York (City). Superior Court, Samuel Jones, James Clark Spencer (1878)
"batty, 41 NY Superior Court Reports, 70, for full head-notes and points of counsel. ... batty, 41 NY Super. Ct. 70). That judgment having been reversed, ..."

6. First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art: Compiled for the by National Art Library (Great Britain), Henry Cole, John Hungerford Pollen, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1870)
"French Scenery, from Drawings made in 1819. bj Captain batty. ... Bodt batty (R.).—Campaign of the left wine of the allied army in the Western Pyrenees UB ..."

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