blate

1
[ bleyt ]
/ bleɪt /
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adjective Chiefly Scot.

bashful; shy.

Origin of blate

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

Related forms

blate·ly, adverbblate·ness, noun

Definition for blate (2 of 2)

blate

2
[ bleyt ]
/ bleɪt /
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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