• informal , chiefly North American
verb (blats, blatting, blatted)[no object]
- 1Make a bleating sound: horsemen on ugly steeds, grunting and blatting and howlingMore example sentences
- It's some bureaucrat blatting off the top of his head.
- But do remember, after you are done honking and blatting in cyberspace, that nothing you say will make any difference.
- But when the pair of sheep were driven off, blatting indignantly, we found ourselves in possession of a handsome but completely surplus male Labrador.
- 2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Travel quickly: blatting down the motorwayMore example sentences
- If I was after a new bike for blatting around town, I'd buy one of these straight off the mark.
- Battered cars would do their best to tear up the tarmac some more as they blatted past, mufflers long-gone.
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- A bleat or similar noise: the blat of Jack’s hornMore example sentences
- The bishop attempts to deflect attention away from the source of the problem with irresponsible and alarmist honks and blats.
- Today the bleeps, bloops, and blats just sound quaint.
mid 19th century: imitative.
More definitions of blatDefinition of blat in:
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