follow Dictionary.com

Word of the Day
Monday, June 25, 2012

Definitions for makebate

  1. A person who causes contention or discord.

Learn something
new every day


GET OUR


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for makebate
The man was a hater of the great Governor and his life-work, the Erie; a makebate, a dawplucker, a malcontent politicaster. Samuel Hopkins Adams, Grandfather Stories
But after all he pays well that pays with gold; and Mike Lambourne was never a makebate, or a spoil-sport, or the like. Sir Walter Scott, Kenilworth
Origin of makebate
1520-1530
Makebate stems from the Middle English word bate which meant "contention".
Get our
Word of the Day
Email
Thanks for signing up!