adjective Chiefly Scot.
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Origin of blate1
OTHER WORDS FROM blateblately, adverbblateness, noun
Words nearby blate
Definition for blate (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), blat·ed, blat·ing.
How to use blate in a sentence
We're no blate at askin' the lawin', although some folk are unco' slow at payin' o't. It's just four-and-six.Scotch Wit and Humor|W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
"You're too blate, Colin," he said, and then he put his arm through his wife's and gave her a squeeze to take her into his joke.John Splendid|Neil Munro
He's 'no blate,' as they used to say in Scotland, and made himself quite at home to-night.Wives and Daughters|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
But I dinna ken the way ot, father; I neer did sic a thing a my days; odd, Im unco blate to tryt.
But the compliment is like the chariot-wheels o Pharaoh, sae dreigh o drawing, that I canna afford to be blate wi you ony langer.