blastie

noun

blast·​ie ˈbla-stē How to pronounce blastie (audio)
Scotland
: an ugly little creature

Word History

Etymology

Scots blast to wither, from blast entry 2

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blastie was in 1786

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“Blastie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blastie. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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