makebate

noun
make·​bate | \ ˈmāk-ˌbāt How to pronounce makebate (audio) \

Definition of makebate

archaic
: one that excites contention and quarrels

First Known Use of makebate

1529, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for makebate

make entry 1 + obsolete bate strife

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“Makebate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/makebate. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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