Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Mentally deranged; crazy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Colic. See bot, etym.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Crazy; insane; loony; demented; batty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of bat.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bat.
  • adjective informal Mad, insane.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From bats in the belfry.]

Examples

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  • a language of Georgia

    June 16, 2009

  • Batsbiitsy, please!

    June 16, 2009

  • wouldncha rather have Tush?

    June 16, 2009

  • 't's never over 'til Tsova-Tush.

    June 16, 2009

  • Batsbi is often encountered in the typological literature because of its interesting system of active marking, where the subject can be absolutive or ergative depending on whether the action is accidental or intentional:

    tχo naizdraχ qitra "(ABS.)we (accidentally) fell to the ground"

    atχo naizdraχ qitra "ERG.we (intentionally) fell to the ground"

    June 16, 2009

  • man, naizdraχ v fell would be a really unfair contest

    June 16, 2009