What does blatherskite mean?

blatherskite meaning in General Dictionary

A blustering talkative other

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  • silly gibberish
  • A blustering, talkative fellow.

blatherskite meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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."


blatherskite meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A blustering, talkative other.