or skyte

[ skahyt ]
/ skaɪt /

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.

Origin of skite

1775–85; perhaps < Scandinavian; cf. skeet3

Definition for skite (2 of 2)

[ skahyt ]
/ skaɪt /

verb (used without object), skit·ed, skit·ing. Australian.

to boast; brag.

Origin of skite

origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for skite

  • Therefore be assured that to-morrow I will make this vain-glorious Englishman to skite vinegar before all the world.

  • "Then none o' your skite, mate," said Bill, knocking out a clay pipe against his heel.

    The Boss of Taroomba|E. W. Hornung
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for skite (1 of 2)

/ (skəɪt) Scot /


(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

Word Origin for skite

C18: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for skite (2 of 2)

/ (skaɪt) Australian and NZ informal /

verb (intr)

to boast


boastful talk
a person who boasts

Word Origin for skite

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