[blat]Chiefly Northeastern U.S. and Great Lakes.
verb (used with object), blat·ted, blat·ting.
  1. to utter loudly and indiscreetly; blurt.

Origin of blat

1840–50; perhaps expressive variant of bleat; cf. blate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for blatted


  1. slang drunk

Word Origin for blatted

C20: of uncertain origin


verb blats, blatting or blatted US and Canadian
  1. (intr) to cry out or bleat like a sheep
  2. (tr) to utter indiscreetly in a loud voice

Word Origin for blat

C19: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for blatted



1846, U.S. colloquial, imitative. Related: Blatted; blatting. As a noun from 1904.

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