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blatherskite

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

blather + Old English skite, shit. Alternatively the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary asserts that the word is of Scottish origin, with blather/blether + skate referring to someone who is "contemptible".[1] First use of the term dates to the mid-17th century.[2] Compare cheapskate

NounEdit

blatherskite (countable and uncountable, plural blatherskites)

  1. A voluble purveyor of nonsense.
  2. Nonsense or blather; empty talk.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blatherskite
  2. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blatherskite