What Does BLATES Mean in a Text?

BLATES means "blatantly." BLATES is a slang term that means blatantly, obviously, or certainly. Typically, the term is used on social media and other messaging platforms. Recently, the phrase is becoming more popular in conversation within the younger generation. Of note, BLATES is only short for the adverb blantantly and not the adjective blatant.

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meaning of BLATES

[BlATES is a contraction of Blatantly]

Summary of Key Points

"blatantly" is the most common definition for BLATES on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Examples of BLATES in Sentences

Here are examples of BLATES being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Did you see how hat teacher just looked at you?
  • Jordan: Yeah, he BLATES hates me.
  • Tony: So it's BLATES obvious that you started the fire in the park last night.
  • Jordan: Ok, Sherlock, prove it!

An Academic Look at BLATES

BLATES is a contraction of blatantly. Some contractions, like BLATES, use the opening letters of the fully expanded version. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter(s) with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "blatantly" instead of BLATES. The phrase has been abbreviated for ease when messaging and using social media. Over time, the term has also become popular in spoken conversation.

Example of BLATES Used in a Text

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