Adjective "bats" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) mad.
  1. 'Either that, or she was bats.'
  2. 'We realize in short order that she's bats, and that simple observation steals a great deal of power from the proceedings.'
  3. 'He was bats for buying in the face of a housing downturn.'
  4. 'But he was bats and incomprehensible before he took ill.'


1. insane; crazy: He's gone bats.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be bats."

"harriers can be bats."

"baseballs can be bats."


Early 20th century: from the phrase have bats in the belfry (see bat).