blate

1
[bleyt]
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adjective Chiefly Scot.

bashful; shy.

Nearby words

  1. blastulation,
  2. blasé,
  3. blat,
  4. blatant,
  5. blatantly,
  6. blately,
  7. blather,
  8. blatherskite,
  9. blatted,
  10. blatter

Origin of blate

1
before 1000; Old English blāt livid, pallid, (of a sound) low (not found in ME)

Related formsblate·ly, adverbblate·ness, noun

blate

2
[bleyt]Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

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

noun

Origin of blate

2
1855–60; perhaps dialectal variant of bleat (cf. great)

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