Definition of scattily in US English:

scattily

adverb

British
informal
  • See scatty

    • ‘It has an improvisatory feel rarely found in western, sit-up-straight restaurants, a scattily panicked vitality as bracing as its rough peasant dishes.’
    • ‘Though the book lacks varnish - it's more scattily anecdotal than coherent - it's full of intimate glimpses of the sort that no biographer can reproduce.’
    • ‘The teacher taking detention was scattily looking through his own teaching folders for the list of students that should have been in attendance that afternoon.’

Pronunciation

scattily

/-əlē/