a fear of frogs, toads, newts, etc.
batracho- ‘frogs, toads, newts’
a venom, C 31 H 42 N 2 O 6 , obtained from skin secretions of Colombian frogs of the genus Pyllobates and used experimentally in neurology.
insane; crazy: He’s gone bats. Sports. the wooden club used in certain games, as baseball and cricket, to strike the ball. a racket, especially one used in badminton or table tennis. a whip used by a jockey. the act of using a club or racket in a game. the right or turn to use a […]
- Bats in one’s belfry, have
Be crazy or at least very eccentric, as in Sally thought her aunt’s belief in ghosts indicated she had bats in her belfry. This term in effect likens the bat’s seemingly erratic flight in the dark to ideas flying around in a person’s head. [ Early 1900s ]
- Bats in the belfry
noun crazy or eccentric Examples She thinks it is going to happen? She has bats in the belfry. Word Origin 1903 noun Crazy: she has bats in the belfry (1900+)