Banty vs Batty - What's the difference?

banty | batty |


As adjectives the difference between banty and batty

is that banty is (us) bantam (small, but aggressive) while batty is (slang) mad, crazy, silly.

As a noun batty is

(west indian slang) the buttocks or anus.

banty

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (US) bantam (small, but aggressive)
  • He strutted like a banty rooster.

    batty

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (slang) Mad, crazy, silly.
  • (obsolete) Belonging to, or resembling, a bat (mammal).
  • Batty wings. — Shakespeare.

    Derived terms

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    See also

    * squirrelly

    Noun

    (batties)
  • (West Indian slang) The buttocks or anus.
  • (Jamaica, UK, derogatory) A homosexual man.
  • * 1996 , Rudi Bleys, The geography of perversion
  • For example, recent Jamaican 'raga' lyrics by Buju Banton and Brand Nubian attach the affirmation of black identity to crude animosity towards homosexuality and contain offensive language against the 'batties' as icons of non-blackness.

    Derived terms

    * batty boy * batty man * batty rider

    References