blat

[blat]Chiefly Northeastern U.S. and Great Lakes.
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verb (used without object), blat·ted, blat·ting.

to make a loud or raucous noise.

verb (used with object), blat·ted, blat·ting.

to utter loudly and indiscreetly; blurt.

noun


Origin of blat

1840–50; perhaps expressive variant of bleat; cf. blate2
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British Dictionary definitions for blatted

blatted

adjective

slang drunk

Word Origin for blatted

C20: of uncertain origin

blat

verb blats, blatting or blatted US and Canadian

(intr) to cry out or bleat like a sheep
(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

blat

v.

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

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