[ blat-er ]

verb (used without object)

  1. to chatter volubly.

verb (used with object)

  1. to utter volubly.


  1. the act or sound of blattering.

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Other Words From

  • blatter·er noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of blatter1

1545–55; < Latin blaterāre to prate, babble; use and spelling probably altered by association with other expressive verbs ending in -er 6

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Example Sentences

Under Sepp Blatter, its interminable head, the body has been opaque and corrupt.

Under fire, Blatter later backed down, protesting that he was “misunderstood” by the press.

Blatter laughed out loud and quipped: “Then they should refrain from any sexual activities.”

For years it had been without a lock; ever since a blatter of wind and rain drove the door against the fire-place.

It was his willingness to take on overtime work, and his quiet competence that first attracted the approving eye of Mr. Blatter.

"He's neither too old, too young, too careless nor too inexperienced," advanced Mr. Blatter.

He will gar them blatter and bleeze upon the burning coals of hell!

"I suppose it will have to be Hydeman, then," remarked Mr. Blatter, rising.