latrating

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

latrate + -ing

Adjective[edit]

latrating (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Of barking.
    1. literally
      • circa 1928: Charles Hall Grandgent, Prunes and Prism: With Other Odds and Ends, page 145
        I once saw a big dog plunging out furiously as a passing car, and, as I watched him, his gait looked peculiar. The reason for this eccentricity became clear when he returned from his latrating orgy: he had only three legs.
    2. figuratively
      • 1929: Charles Hall Grandgent, The New Word, page 90
        That seems to be, nowadays, the barker’s pet name for his latrating art.

Verb[edit]

latrating

  1. Present participle of latrate.
    • 1972: Max Wylie, 400 Miles from Harlem: Courts, Crime, and Correction, page 201
      With everything boiling over; with everyone rapping, yakking, or latrating, it would restore dignity to a number of America’s newspapers if the objectivity of their reporting would harden in direct proportion to the subjectivity of the story being reported.