blatherskite

noun

blath·​er·​skite ˈbla-t͟hər-ˌskīt How to pronounce blatherskite (audio)
1
: a person who blathers a lot
2

Examples of blatherskite in a Sentence

a Scottish uncle who regards any pronouncement from the government as ignorable blatherskite
Recent Examples on the Web To all the blatherskites who call it a place where shows die: Ha,ha! Megan Stein, Country Living, 29 Feb. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Scots, alteration of blather skate, from blather, blether blather + skate a contemptible person

First Known Use

circa 1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blatherskite was circa 1650

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Cite this Entry

“Blatherskite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blatherskite. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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