blatherskite


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blath·er·skite

 (blăth′ər-skīt′)
n.
1. A babbling, foolish person.
2. Blather.

[blather + dialectal skite, a contemptible person (from Middle English skite, diarrhea, from Old Norse skītr, excrement, from skīta, to defecate; see skei- in Indo-European roots).]

blatherskite

(ˈblæðəˌskaɪt)
n
1. a talkative silly person
2. foolish talk; nonsense
[C17: see blather, skate3]

blath•er•skite

(ˈblæð ərˌskaɪt)

n.
1. a person given to voluble, empty talk.
2. nonsense; blather.
[1640–50; blather + Scots skite, skate an objectionable person (of uncertain orig.)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blatherskite - foolish gibberish
gibber, gibberish - unintelligible talking

blatherskite

noun
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Seamlessly translated by Victoria Cribb, the book suggests there are those who scrawl along, ultimately becoming connoisseurs of their own drab blatherskite, and those who are provided with the gift of a compelling tongue.
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In Canada they include: bag of wind, scuzzball, blatherskite, a trained seal, jerk, pig and, bizarrely, a weathervane.
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Over the years, the following words and phrases have fallen into that category in Canada: parliamentary pugilist (1875); a bag of wind (1878); inspired by forty-rod whiskey (1881); coming into the world by accident (1886); blatherskite (1890); the political sewer pipe from Carleton County (1917); lacking in intelligence (1934); a dim-witted saboteur (1956); liar (consistently from 1959 to the present); a trained seal (1961); evil genius (1962); Canadian Mussolini (1964); pompous ass (1967); fuddle duddie (1971); pig (1977); jerk (1980); sleaze bag (1984); racist (1986); scuzzball (1988).