блат

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Polish blat or Yiddish בלאַט (blat).

Noun[edit]

блат (blatm inan (genitive бла́та, nominative plural бла́ты, genitive plural бла́тов)

  1. blat, cronyism, pull (useful contacts to help in skirting the red tape and other barriers, usually illegal help or assistance to obtain a good post, job, enter the university, etc.)
    по бла́туpo blátuthanks to knowing the "right" people
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

блат (blatn inan pl

  1. genitive plural of бла́то (bláto)