bat·​ing ˈbā-tiŋ How to pronounce bating (audio)
: with the exception of

Word History


from present participle of bate entry 1

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bating was in 1568

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“Bating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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