\ ˈskīt, usually -īt+V \

Definition of skite

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1 chiefly dialectal : to move quickly or hurriedly now skite along to school
2 chiefly Scottish : to strike an object with a glancing blow : ricochet, skip


noun (1)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of skite (Entry 2 of 5)

1 chiefly dialectal : a sudden glancing blow or impact
2 dialectal : trick, prank


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of skite (Entry 3 of 5)

: a disagreeable offensive person
\ " \

Definition of skite (Entry 4 of 5)

chiefly Australia


noun (3)
\ " \
variants: or skiter \ -​tə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of skite (Entry 5 of 5)

chiefly Australia

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History and Etymology for skite

Intransitive verb (1)

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skjōta to shoot

Noun (2)

probably from English dialect skite to defecate, from Middle English skyten, from Old Norse skīta

Intransitive verb (2)

probably from English dialect skite to defecate

Noun (3)

skite from skite; skiter from skite entry 4 + -er

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“Skite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skite. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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