blastie

noun
blast·​ie | \ ˈbla-stē How to pronounce blastie (audio) \

Definition of blastie

Scotland
: an ugly little creature

First Known Use of blastie

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blastie

Scots blast to wither, from blast entry 2

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“Blastie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blastie. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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