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[blat] /blæt/ Chiefly Northeastern U.S. and Great Lakes.
verb (used without object), blatted, blatting.
to make a loud or raucous noise.
verb (used with object), blatted, blatting.
to utter loudly and indiscreetly; blurt.
bleat (def 4).
Origin of blat
1840-50; perhaps expressive variant of bleat; cf. blate2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But the Herald wants the people––the people that come to our shows––to get up and blat.

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • Walk all over a body's feet, an' then blat about how sorry you be.

  • The latter animal could not blat, for its wind was shut off.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • There was a blat, a puff of white smoke, and the calf was turned back to his "Mammy."

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
  • Billy Bumps began to blat and butt the partition in his pen.

  • The baby hasn't done anything but blat since the nurse coupled it onto the goat hydrant.

  • The first little blizzard, they'll hump up an' blat fer home an' mother.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • But I'd give ten dollars to see you and Wimble Horn blat away on those altos again, with your eyes bulging out of your cheeks.

    Homeburg Memories George Helgesen Fitch
  • Take away the cow that gives the milk, an they would all blat jest like weaned calves.

  • And Struve was primed with all the facts he had heard Kinney blat out time and again.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for blat


verb (US & Canadian) blats, blatting, blatted
(intransitive) to cry out or bleat like a sheep
(transitive) to utter indiscreetly in a loud voice
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for blat

1846, U.S. colloquial, imitative. Related: Blatted; blatting. As a noun from 1904.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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