Adjective "batty" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Mad; insane.
  1. 'You can drive yourself batty trying to figure out what every color is supposed to symbolize.'
  2. 'I'm trying to be patient, I'm trying to be understanding, but all I'm ending up with is batty.'
  3. 'Her impulsive, easily outraged father has removed all his children from school to be home-educated, and her mother, a batty inventor, is usually ensconced among collections of not-quite-perfected gadgets.'
  4. 'In Mr. Kirsch's telling, it is more like Mr. Holifield has interestingly presented the deranged notes that a batty aunt in the attic kept in a shoebox.'
  5. 'I expected her to be all talked out on the subject of her great love; in fact she mentions Gainsbourg first, then evokes his memory repeatedly over the next hour, in which she's charming, if somewhat batty, company.'
  6. 'The school really is batty giving people like you a second look for their scholastic achievement.'
  7. 'Don Quijote's pretense at madness and further references to Mambrino's basin, is starting to convince Sancho that his master is indeed batty and he tells him so.'
  8. 'It drives me absolutely batty when I thank a waiter, sales clerk, or other paid service person and the response is ‘no problem.’'
  9. 'And now the world and his wife are wondering what the batty couple will name their next child.'
  10. 'We could guffaw at the antics of a batty learner-driver, a camp airport official or flummoxed hotel workers.'


A person's bottom.
  1. 'You cannot just sit on your batty at home watching granada men and motors.'


1. insane; crazy; eccentric.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be batty."

"roles can be batty."

"people/places/organizations can be batty."

"greens can be batty."

"caves can be batty."

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1930s: representing a pronunciation of botty.