batt

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See also: bat, Batt, Batt., and ватт

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Middle English in the sense "piece, lump," of uncertain origin, but possibly related to the noun bat with the sense of "beaten" fabric.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

batt (plural batts)

  1. Pieces of fabric or fibre used for stuffing; as for batting or insulation
  2. (Polari, usually in the plural) A shoe.
    • 1977, Norton, Rictor, quoting Burton, Peter, The Gentle Art of Confounding Naffs, quoted in 'Myth of the Modern Homosexual', Bloomsbury Publishing, published 2016, →ISBN, page 115:
      As feely homies, when we launched ourselves onto the gay scene, polari was all the rage. We would zhoosh our riahs, powder our eeks, climb into our bona new drag, don our batts and troll off to some bona bijou bar.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ batting” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

batt

  1. Alternative form of bat

Old Norse[edit]

Verb[edit]

batt

  1. first/third-person singular past indicative active of binda