insane; crazy; eccentric.
It should go without saying that his ideas about how to fight poverty are as a batty as they come, completely driven by ideology.
Boehner, the Tea Party, and the Ryan Express Michael Tomasky December 12, 2013
The song title “batty Man Fi Dead,” for example, means “All Faggots Should Be Killed.”
How Maurice Tomlinson Was Outed in Jamaica—and Forced Into Exile Jay Michaelson December 8, 2014
And the two of us say that paying college athletes their “fair-market value” is a batty idea.
Kevin Ware and Market Value of College Athletes Michael Tomasky April 1, 2013
The crowd laughed incredulously and said: “Poor fellow, he’s batty.”
Think Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Indeed, I will at once compel Mr. batty to contradict the report which is afloat.
Grace Darling Eva Hope
As he moved around inside setting things to rights, batty Carson held up a finger and winked.
Travelers Five Along Life’s Highway Annie Fellows Johnston
Either he’s batty or else he’s pretendin’ to be, one or the other.
Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
He knew that in damp weather batty limped and confessed that his leg pained him a bit, from an old hurt he ‘d had in the East.
Never-Fail Blake Arthur Stringer
I had a batty idea that the next whiff of breeze would jar it loose.
Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
batty Smith was awarded one and a half year’s imprisonment, and appealed against his sentence.
The Escaping Club A. J. Evans
adjective (slang) -tier, -tiest
1580s, “pertaining to bats,” from bat (n.2) + -y (2). Slang sense “nuts, crazy” is attested from 1903, from the expression (to have) bats in (one’s) belfry, also meaning “not be right in the head” (1899).
Crazy; nuts: He was grinning like he was bats/ funnier than you’d expect, fairly batty ( first form 1920+, second form 1900+)
have bats in one’s belfry
- Bat-wing sleeve
formed, shaped, etc., like the wing of a bat. (of a garment or part of a garment) resembling or conceived of as resembling the wing of a bat, as a loose long sleeve (batwing sleeve) having a deep armhole and a tight wrist. adjective shaped like the wings of a bat, as a black tie, […]
a peninsula on W Luzon, in the Philippines: U.S. troops surrendered to Japanese April 9, 1942. Contemporary Examples But few things inspire more howling from writers than that post-publication Bataan death march known as the book tour. Dumps and Death Threats, Hecklers and Vindication: True Tales from Today’s DIY Book Tour Bill Morris August 11, […]
a city in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, S of Rostov, on the Don River.
a member of a group of people chiefly inhabiting north-central Sumatra. a member of a group of mountain-dwelling people of northeastern Palawan in the Philippines. either of the Austronesian languages spoken by the Batak peoples. Historical Examples Meanwhile the horrors at Batak had also aroused the indignation of Russia and the fears of Austria. The […]