[ blath-er-skahyt ]
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  1. a person given to voluble, empty talk.

Origin of blatherskite

First recorded in 1845–50; blather + skite skate3

Words Nearby blatherskite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blatherskite in a sentence

  • A scandal-mongering, yellow blatherskite, on its last legs financially.

    The Clarion | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • I want thim to remimber their father as something besides a blatherskite phin they grow up.

    Port O' Gold | Louis John Stellman
  • He'd be readin' away in his Morgen blatherskite, and all of a sudden he'd jump out of his chair.

    The House of Torchy | Sewell Ford
  • Ye'r nobbut an auld blatherskite, 'Becca, as preaches mair charity in a day ner ye'r ready to stand by in a twelvemonth.

  • We know a man will swallow all manner of guff in politics; he'll buy a gold brick from a cheap blatherskite.

    Plain Mary Smith | Henry Wallace Phillips

British Dictionary definitions for blatherskite


/ (ˈblæðəˌskaɪt) /

  1. a talkative silly person

  2. foolish talk; nonsense

Origin of blatherskite

C17: see blather, skate ³

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