scatty
adjective (scattier; -est) Etymology: probably from scatterbrain + 1-y Date: 1911 chiefly British crazy

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  • scatty — ► ADJECTIVE (scattier, scattiest) informal ▪ absent minded and disorganized. ORIGIN abbreviation of scatterbrained …   English terms dictionary

  • scatty — [skat′ē] adj. scattier, scattiest [contr. < ? SCATTERBRAINED] [Brit. Slang] silly, foolish, or crazy …   English World dictionary

  • scatty — UK [ˈskætɪ] / US adjective Word forms scatty : adjective scatty comparative scattier superlative scattiest British informal someone who is scatty is silly and does not think in an organized way, so that they often forget or lose things • drive… …   English dictionary

  • scatty — [[t]skæ̱ti[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as scatty, you mean that they often forget things or behave in a silly way. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Her mother is scatty and absent minded. Syn: scatterbrained, forgetful …   English dictionary

  • scatty — scat|ty [ˈskæti] adj BrE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Probably from scatterbrained] someone who is scatty often forgets or loses things because they are not sensible or practical …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scatty — scat|ty [ skæti ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL someone who is scatty is silly and does not think in an organized way, so that they often forget or lose things ╾ scat|ti|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scatty — Crazy, freaky, grubby. Usually used to describe punks or skinheads. Those scatty kids are protesting something again …   Dictionary of american slang

  • scatty — Crazy, freaky, grubby. Usually used to describe punks or skinheads. Those scatty kids are protesting something again …   Dictionary of american slang

  • scatty — adjective BrE informal someone who is scatty often forgets or loses things because they are not sensible or practical scattiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scatty — /skat ee/, adj., scattier, scattiest. Brit. Informal. scatterbrained. [1910 15; appar. SCATT(ERBRAIN) + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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