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.
Example sentences from the Web for blate
"Faith, and you are not blate," said she whimsically, but indifferent to remove herself from a grasp so innocent.Gilian The Dreamer|Neil Munro
Grant was by no means "blate" in availing himself of the hint, but the Shaws were tough fighters.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes
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.The Entail|John Galt
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
But gin that wasna a quean, ye canna deny but she luikit unco like ane, and no a blate (bashful) ane eyther.'Robert Falconer|George MacDonald