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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for skyte (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 skyte (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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