noun Etymology: Scots, alteration of blather skate, from blather, blether blather + skate a contemptible person Date: circa 1650 1. a person who blathers a lot 2. nonsense, blather

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  • Blatherskite — Blath er*skite, n. A blustering, talkative fellow. [Local slang, U. S.] Barllett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blatherskite — c.1650, bletherskate, in Scottish song Maggie Lauder, which was popular with soldiers in the Continental Army in the American Revolution, hence the colloquial U.S. use for talkative fellow, foolish talk, especially in early 19c. From BLATHER (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • blatherskite — [blath′ərskīt΄] n. [< BLATHER + Scot skate, a term of contempt] 1. blather 2. a talkative, foolish person …   English World dictionary

  • blatherskite —    Used in Scotland and in certain American dialects of one who blethers or blathers, that is, talks nonsense in a blustering way. The term was transferred from Scotland to the USA by the song ‘Maggie Lauder’, where the vocative occurs as… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • blatherskite — (also bletherskate) n. 1 a person who blathers. 2 = BLATHER n. Etymology: BLATHER + skite, corrupt. of derog. use of SKATE(2) * * * ˈblatherskite A blustering, talkative fellow (U.S. colloq.): see bletherskate …   Useful english dictionary

  • blatherskite — /bladh euhr skuyt /, n. 1. a person given to voluble, empty talk. 2. nonsense; blather. [1640 50; BLATHER + skite SKATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • blatherskite — noun a) A voluble purveyor of nonsense. b) Nonsense or blather …   Wiktionary

  • blatherskite — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Unintelligible or foolish talk: babble, blather, double talk, gabble, gibberish, jabber, jabberwocky, jargon, nonsense, prate, prattle, twaddle. See WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • blatherskite — blath·er·skite || bleðəskaɪt n. overly talkative person; nonsense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blatherskite — [ blaδəskʌɪt] (also bletherskate) noun chiefly N. Amer. a person who talks at great length without making much sense. ↘foolish talk; nonsense. Origin C17: from blather + Sc. skite contemptible person …   English new terms dictionary

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