Green’s Dictionary of Slang

batty n.2

[abbr./pron. of SE]

1. (W.I./UK black, also batti, battie) the buttocks; the anus.

[WI]L. Barrett Sun and the Drum 37: When puss belly full, rat battie (anus) ’tink (stinks).
[UK] M. Thelwell Harder They Come 243: You have the best batti I ever see on a white woman.
[WI]L.E. Adams Jam. Patois 51: Batty: bottom; backside; anus.
[UK]N. Barlay Curvy Lovebox 182: Bigger the batty bigger the heart innit.
[UK](con. 1979–80) A. Wheatle Brixton Rock (2004) 75: Wondering how she managed to squeeze her solid, vibrating batty inside the denims.
[UK]N. Barlay Crumple Zone 17: Check out the batty.
[Aus]P. Carey Theft 93: Ideas put up his batty by the German Bachelor.
[WI]Alakaline ‘A Bagga Tings’ [lyrics] Mi piss clean, mi batty clean / [...] / Mi hole clean / And mi mouth bloodcaat clean.

2. an effeminate male.

[UK]G. Malkani Londonstani (2007) 26: I was a ponce, I acted an sounded like a batty. Grime Terminology Guide [Internet] Batty - Originally someone who is gay, but used more as a general insult (e.g. Battyman).

3. (UK Black) general insult, ased as var. on arsehole n. (3)

86 ‘Mostman’ [lyrics] Boy dem batty, cause boy dem arsehole.

In compounds

batty-boy (n.) (also batty bredda, batty-buoy) [Carib. pron. of SE boy/brother]

(W.I./UK black teen) a homosexual; a gay person (usu. a man).

[US]Sounds 23 Oct. at [Internet] Homosexuals are called ‘batty breddas’ in Jamaica.
[UK]N. Farki Countryman Karl Black 68: Go ’way with that batty buoy!
[UK]N. Barlay Curvy Lovebox 134: He’s pussy [...] Innit. Innit Tax. Batty boy. 5 July [Internet] Sean Paul is not a battyboy. he a good dj, so mi woulda appreciate it if unu stop spread false doctrine.
[UK]Guardian G2 3 Dec. 4: They are not literally saying kill a batty boy [...] It’s metaphorical.
[UK]S. Kelman Pigeon Eng. 196: Me: ‘Batty boy! Batty boy!’ Dizzy: ‘Get him!’ Dizzy and Clipz came after me.
batty-hole (n.)

1. (W.I.) the anus.

N.N. Barrett Bars of Adamant n.p.: ‘What him rassing him batty-hole on us for tonight?’ ‘We know you is the rass-hole DC, Massa,’ spoke big Mack.
A. Salkey Georgetown Jrnl n.p.: The place want’ a bomb put up it’ batty hole an’ blow the shit out to sea!
E.J. Sobo One Blood 52: The lord God did give him the batty hole to pass out the dung — didn't give it for nothing to go into.
A.C. Winkler Duppy 21: [...] wedged in dangerous proximity to obnoxious battyhole.
B. Agbaje Not Black and White 39: A couple of grams up the batty hole is one thing. But if anyone of them got away with having phones rammed up their arse, they deserve to keep them.

2. used for emphasis, equivalent of bloody adj. (1), fucking adj., etc.

B. Rai Whisper n.p.: ‘You need to shut your battyhole mouth and come with me,’ said Tyrone.

3. used as a personal insult.

Jula D. Michael Jackson 162: That bloodclot, battyhole needs to remember MJ is passed and however one may have felt, the rest of us loved him for who he is.
battyman (n.)

1. (W.I.) a homosexual.

[UK]D. Powis Signs of Crime 173: Battyman A male homosexual. South London expression, of West Indian origin.
[UK]Smiley Culture ‘Cockney Translation’ [lyrics] When dem talk ’bout iron dem really mean batty man.
[WI]Buju Banton ‘Boom Bye Bye’ [lyrics] Di New York crew no promote batty man.
[UK]G. Small Ruthless 188: The prevalent belief among ignorant heterosexual males that they [HIV virus & AIDS] are ‘batty’ men – homosexual – complaints.
[UK](con. 1979–80) A. Wheatle Brixton Rock (2004) 44: Those pyjamas [...] look like something a battyman would wear.
K. Miller Fear of Stones 6: Them started saying worse, everybody was carrying the news: Miss Mary son Mark a battyman!
C. Cameron Making of a Jamaican Don 102: Batty man, Gays, Chichi man, faggots - in GP In those days in GP there were some serious batty man inside the prison.

2. (UK black) a term of abuse for an unpopular individual, esp. juv.

[UK]R. Hewitt White Talk Black Talk 140: Let ’im take it, big bahtyman!
[UK]Indep. Education 8 July 2: ‘Battyman’, ‘bender’, and ‘bumboy’. These terms are not reserved for those young people perceived as lesbian or gay. Rather, they are generalised terms of abuse, used against youngsters, particularly boys, who deviate from the norm.
batty monkey (n.)

(W.I./UK black) a homosexual man.

[UK]N. Barlay Curvy Lovebox 147: I don’t need no batty monkey on my fuckin’ back.
batty paper (n.)

(W.I./UK black) lavatory paper.

[UK]J. Morton Lowspeak.
[UK](con. 1979–80) A. Wheatle Brixton Rock (2004) 99: Look how many times we’ve run out of batty paper in our yard.
[UK]A. Wheatle Dirty South 176: [...] where he shits, where he buys his fucking batty paper.
batty rider (n.) (also body rider)

1. (W.I./UK black teen, also bati rider) usu. in pl., a type of skimpy, cut-off shorts worn so tight that they ‘ride’ up and expose the sides of the wearer’s buttocks.

[US]C. Cooper Female Sexuality in Lyrics of Bob Marley and Shabba Ranks 17: The emphasis on the mobility of the woman’s bottom, the seat of pleasure, is particularly pronounced. The wearing of the ‘bati-rider’ emphasizes the woman’s gross assets.
[UK]G. Small Ruthless 188: Deckd out in glittering boob tubes and ‘batty riders’ (hot pants).
[UK]N. Barlay Crumple Zone 115: Not exactly a ragga dancehall queen’s batty riders ok, but short shorts, short killer shorts nevertheless, that she’s pulled like right to the crack.
Nisha on 1Xtra 26 Apr. [BBC radio] I refuse to wear batty-riders, ’cos you have to have bum-bum.
Cham ‘Fat Punnany’ [lyrics] Fat punanny girl blowin’ up the spot / [...] Keep it tighter with your body rider.
M. Sterling Babylon East 102: Akiba made it to the final round as well, dressed [...] in a white jacket and white batty riders (short shorts, also known as ‘Daisy Dukes’) .

2. a homosexual.

[UK]Z. Smith White Teeth (2001) 192: You’re a fucking faggot, yeah? Queer boy, poofter, batty-rider, shit-dick.