- (slang) having good connections, well connected; having a блат, based on the use of cronyism, etc.
- pertaining to the thieves' underworld
- (slang) relative or friend of an important person; a representative of the criminal underworld of thieves Он сам был из блатны́х и понима́л о чём идёт речь. He himself was one of the thieves and understood what was at stake.
- (slang) thief