Definition of makebate in US English:

makebate

(also make-bate)

noun

  • A person who or (occasionally) thing which creates contention or discord; a fomenter of strife. Now archaic.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr. From make- + bate.

Pronunciation

makebate

/ˈmeɪkbeɪt/