blatherskite

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noun blath·er·skite \ˈbla-thər-ˌskīt\

Definition of blatherskite

  1. 1 :  a person who blathers a lot

  2. 2 :  nonsense, blather

Examples of blatherskite in a Sentence

  1. a Scottish uncle who regards any pronouncement from the government as ignorable blatherskite

Origin and Etymology of blatherskite

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


First Known Use: circa 1650



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