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  1. (adj, all) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

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Origin of the word Batty

  1. 1580s, "pertaining to bats," from bat (n.2). Slang sense "nuts, crazy" is attested from 1903, from the expression (to have) bats in (one's) belfry, also meaning "not right in the head" (1901). more

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