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skite

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or skyte

[ skahyt ]
/ skaɪt /
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noun Scot. and North England.
a quick, oblique blow or stroke; a chopping blow.
a joke or prank.
the butt of a joke or prank.
a person whose opinions are not taken seriously; one held in mild contempt.
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Origin of skite

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1775–85; perhaps <Scandinavian; cf. skeet3

Other definitions for skite (2 of 2)

skite2
[ skahyt ]
/ skaɪt /

verb (used without object), skit·ed, skit·ing.Australian.
to boast; brag.

Origin of skite

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Origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for skite (1 of 2)

skite1
/ (skəɪt) Scot /

verb
(intr) to slide or slip, as on ice
(tr) to strike with a sharp or glancing blow
noun
an instance of sliding or slipping
a sharp or glancing blow
on the skite or on a skite Scot and Irish on a drinking spree

Word Origin for skite

C18: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for skite (2 of 2)

skite2
/ (skaɪt) Australian and NZ informal /

verb (intr)
to boast
noun
boastful talk
a person who boasts

Word Origin for skite

C19: from Scottish and northern English dialect; see skate ³
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