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blat

[blat]Chiefly Northeastern U.S. and Great Lakes.
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verb (used without object), blat·ted, blat·ting.
  1. bleat.
  2. to make a loud or raucous noise.
verb (used with object), blat·ted, blat·ting.
  1. to utter loudly and indiscreetly; blurt.
noun
  1. bleat(def 4).

Origin of blat

1840–50; perhaps expressive variant of bleat; cf. blate2
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Examples from the Web for blatted

Historical Examples

  • He blatted down in his throat, an tried to nose Horace out of the way.

    Friar Tuck

    Robert Alexander Wason

  • She jumped wildly and blatted for her mother, but it was no use.

  • It turned its head to look at the children and blatted again.

  • She told me as well as any words can say, 'Come on,' and when I offered her my hand she blatted like a fawn and ran away.

  • Billy Bumps raised his head, shook his venerable beard, and blatted at the cobbler.


British Dictionary definitions for blatted

blatted

adjective
  1. slang drunk

Word Origin

C20: of uncertain origin

blat

verb blats, blatting or blatted US and Canadian
  1. (intr) to cry out or bleat like a sheep
  2. (tr) to utter indiscreetly in a loud voice

Word Origin

C19: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for blatted

blat

v.

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

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