blatherskite

[ blath-er-skahyt ]
/ ˈblæð ərˌskaɪt /

noun

a person given to voluble, empty talk.
nonsense; blather.

Nearby words

  1. blatant,
  2. blatantly,
  3. blate,
  4. blately,
  5. blather,
  6. blatted,
  7. blatter,
  8. blaubok,
  9. blaue reiter,
  10. blavatsky

Origin of blatherskite

1640–50; blather + skite skate3

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British Dictionary definitions for blatherskite

blatherskite

/ (ˈblæðəˌskaɪt) /

noun

a talkative silly person
foolish talk; nonsense

Word Origin for blatherskite

C17: see blather, skate ³

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Word Origin and History for blatherskite

blatherskite

n.

c.1650, bletherskate, in Scottish song "Maggie Lauder," which was popular with soldiers in the Continental Army in the American Revolution, hence the colloquial U.S. use for "talkative fellow, foolish talk," especially in early 19c. From blather (v.) + dialectal skite "contemptible person."

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