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Definition of "scatty" []

  • Chiefly British Scatterbrained; flighty: "the scatty, glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence” ( London Review of Books). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scatty" in a sentence
  • "Instead of an evil stepmother, as the Grimms have it, the children have a loving but scatty mother and a caring but drunken father."
  • ""I find the millennial beat of the water, which has flowed here for thousands of years, a good antidote to the scatty world I live in," he says."
  • "They are excellent, and so am I when I am not lazy, dumb, prejudiced, boring, offensive, and scatty."
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