[ meyk-beyt ]
/ ˈmeɪkˌbeɪt /

noun Archaic.

a person who causes contention or discord.

Nearby words

  1. make-peace,
  2. make-ready,
  3. make-up,
  4. make-work,
  5. makeba,
  6. makedhonia,
  7. makefast,
  8. makeless,
  9. makemie,
  10. makemie, francis

Origin of makebate

1520–30; make1 + bate contention, discord (Middle English, derivative of baten to fight, strive; see bate2) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for makebate

  • But after all he pays well that pays with gold; and Mike Lambourne was never a makebate, or a spoil-sport, or the like.

    Kenilworth|Sir Walter Scott
  • Barillon was therefore directed to act, with all possible precautions against detection, the part of a makebate.