blate

Pronounced: blate, verb/adj

Notes: Such a simple word, but I didn’t know it


Yesterday’s word

The word crepitate means “to make a crackling sound: to make a series of short, sharp noises”

First usage

This word came into English twice; first in the early 1600s, and then in the mid-1800s (see below)

Background / Comments

This word comes from the Latin word crepitare (to crackle), and this is the meaning it has had since the mid-1800s. However, when it came into English the earlier time, it had the meaning “to pass gas; to break wind”. Strange, eh?

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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