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blate

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[ bleyt ]
/ bleɪt /
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adjective Chiefly Scot.
bashful; shy.
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Origin of blate

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before 1000; Old English blāt livid, pallid, (of a sound) low (not found in ME)

OTHER WORDS FROM blate

blately, adverbblateness, noun

Other definitions for blate (2 of 2)

blate2
[ bleyt ]
/ bleɪt /
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

verb (used without object), blat·ed, blat·ing.
noun

Origin of blate

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1855–60; perhaps dialectal variant of bleat (cf. great)
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