- to boast; brag.
Origin of skite2
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- (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
C18: of uncertain origin
- to boast
- boastful talk
- a person who boasts
C19: from Scottish and northern English dialect; see skate ³
Word Origin and History for skited
"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.
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