makebate

noun

make·​bate ˈmāk-ˌbāt How to pronounce makebate (audio)
archaic
: one that excites contention and quarrels

Word History

Etymology

make entry 1 + obsolete bate strife

First Known Use

1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of makebate was in 1529

Dictionary Entries Near makebate

Cite this Entry

“Makebate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/makebate. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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