- The definition of scatty is British slang and means disorganized, scatterbrained or absent minded.
If you are constantly looking for your keys, wallet, glasses and other personal items, this is an example of a time when you would be described as scatty.
scatty definition by Webster's New World
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scatty definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective scat·ti·er, scat·ti·est Chiefly British
Scatterbrained; flighty: “the scatty, glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence” (London Review of Books).
Origin: Probably scatt(erbrain) + -y1.