blatted; blatting

intransitive verb

: to cry like a calf or sheep : bleat
: to make a raucous noise
: blab

transitive verb

: to utter loudly or foolishly : blurt
blat noun

Examples of blat in a Sentence

blatted an obscene expletive before biting the dust
Recent Examples on the Web Your problem is that you were raised on fantasies of blatting muscle cars and Bueller-esque Ferrari Daytonas, and don’t know how to find something fun, affordable, and unexpected. Brett Berk, GQ, 26 June 2017

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Word History


perhaps alteration of bleat

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blat was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Blat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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