skite

1 of 5

intransitive verb (1)

ˈskīt,
usually -īt+V
-ed/-ing/-s
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

skite

2 of 5

noun (1)

"
plural -s
1
chiefly dialectal : a sudden glancing blow or impact
2
dialectal : trick, prank

skite

3 of 5

noun (2)

"
plural -s
dialectal
: a disagreeable offensive person

skite

4 of 5

intransitive verb (2)

"
-ed/-ing/-s
chiefly Australia
: boast, brag

skite

5 of 5

noun (3)

"
variants or skiter
-tə(r)
plural -s
chiefly Australia

Word History

Etymology

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 25 Jul. 2024.

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