batty batty  /ˈbæ ti/


  • (adj) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular



  1. He's wearing a surgical mask and gives the impression of Jason Bourne as a possibly batty senior citizen, still dodging bad guys and, maybe, swine flu.
  2. In the cosmopolitan cant of chess players, it is legend that masters of the game are all meshugaYiddish for a little batty.
  3. But for the reformers to attempt to purge the traditionalists, who outnumber them, is just plain batty.



  1. Hughes added: "I think everyone saw the great work Dave Fevre did on the pitch when Benni collapsed. I have known Dave since my time at Manchester United, and he is absolutely top drawer at everything he does - as is Phil Batty. While we are aware...
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Mark Hughes Source: Daventry Express

  2. "I would be astonished if it's anything other than May 6," Peter Kellner, president of pollsters YouGov, told AFP. "It would be completely batty to hold it on any other date."
    on Mar 10, 2010 By: Peter Kellner Source: AFP

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