A blustering talkative other
- silly gibberish
- A blustering, talkative fellow.
c.1650, bletherskate, in Scottish tune "Maggie Lauder," that was well-liked by troops in Continental Army in the American Revolution, ergo the colloquial U.S. usage for "talkative fellow, silly talk," especially in very early 19c. From blather (v.) + dialectal skite "contemptible person."
(n.) A blustering, talkative other.