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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