- 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.
Origin of skite1
- to boast; brag.
Origin of skite2
Examples from the Web for skite
His "skite" had cost him a good deal of money, and he intended to make good some of the loss by economising on his marriage.In Accordance with the Evidence
"Then none o' your skite, mate," said Bill, knocking out a clay pipe against his heel.The Boss of Taroomba
E. W. Hornung
Therefore be assured that to-morrow I will make this vain-glorious Englishman to skite vinegar before all the world.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
- (intr) to slide or slip, as on ice
- (tr) to strike with a sharp or glancing blow
- 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
- to boast
- boastful talk
- a person who boasts
Word Origin and History for skite
"contemptible person," 1790, Scottish and Northern, earlier "sudden stroke or blow" (1785), perhaps from Old Norse skyt-, from skjota "to shoot" (see shoot (v.)). Cf. Old Norse skita "to shit," which might have had some influence.