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blat

[blat] /blæt/
verb (used without object), blatted, blatting.
1.
2.
to make a loud or raucous noise.
verb (used with object), blatted, blatting.
3.
to utter loudly and indiscreetly; blurt.
noun
4.
bleat (def 4).
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; perhaps expressive variant of bleat; cf. blate2
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British Dictionary definitions for blat

blat

/blæt/
verb (US & Canadian) blats, blatting, blatted
1.
(intransitive) to cry out or bleat like a sheep
2.
(transitive) to utter indiscreetly in a loud voice
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for blat
v.

1846, U.S. colloquial, imitative. Related: Blatted; blatting. As a noun from 1904.

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blat in Technology


1. blast.
2. See thud.
[Jargon File]

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