batshit

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Etymology[edit]

Presumably from batty ‎(crazy), itself from earlier have bats in one's belfry, from tendency of bats to fly around erratically. Possibly influenced by or derived from apeshit, particularly in phrase go apeshit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæt.ʃɪt/
  • Hyphenation: bat‧shit

Noun[edit]

batshit ‎(uncountable)

  1. fecal matter produced by bats

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Adjective[edit]

batshit ‎(comparative more batshit, superlative most batshit)

  1. (slang) Too irrational to be dealt with sanely.
    Don't take any courses from that professor. She's completely batshit.
    • 1995, Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese, Casino:
      Nicky Santoro: And what the fuck are you doing on TV anyhow? You know I get calls from back home every fuckin day, they think you went batshit!
    • 2002, David Simon, The Wire, (ref):
      Those subpoenas went out today!
      The front office is gonna go batshit!

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Adverb[edit]

batshit ‎(not comparable)

  1. (slang) Used as an intensifier, particularly for insane or synonyms.
    When we heard about it he went batshit nuts.