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Definitions for batty
ˈbæt ibat·ty

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word batty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whackyadjective

    informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

    "it used to drive my husband balmy"


  1. battynoun

    The buttocks or anus.

  2. battynoun

    A homosexual man.

  3. battyadjective

    Mad, crazy, silly.

  4. battyadjective

    Belonging to, or resembling, a bat (mammal).

    Batty wings. uE000119929uE001 Shakespeare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Battyadjective

    Belonging to a bat.

    Etymology: from bat.

    Till o’er their brows death counterfeiting sleep,
    With leaden legs and batty wings doth creep. William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream.


  1. Batty

    Batty is a surname and is most commonly found in Yorkshire, northern England. It is derived from Batte, a medieval form of the given name Bartholomew.


  1. batty

    Batty is an informal adjective primarily used in British English to describe someone as eccentric, crazy, mad, or behaving in an unpredictable manner. The term can also be used lightheartedly to refer to someone whose actions or ideas are seen as amusingly odd or unusual.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Battyadjective

    belonging to, or resembling, a bat

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BATTY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Batty is ranked #13752 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Batty surname appeared 2,200 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Batty.

    82.1% or 1,808 total occurrences were White.
    11.5% or 253 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 63 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 49 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of batty in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of batty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of batty in a Sentence

  1. David Duval:

    It's going to drive some people batty, that's for sure.

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