Definition of skite in English:

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Pronunciation: /skʌɪt/

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[no object]
1Australian /NZ Boast: she did it just so that she could skite about it
More example sentences
  • But having skited, it could hardly expect the hoi polloi to discern between true cash and pre-spent cash, or between capital and other spending commitments.
  • And to this day he can skite to one and all that he finished within three minutes of the qualifying time plus an hour!
  • The Government is out there saying how wonderful it is, skiting about its massive surplus of $5.6 billion.
2 [with adverbial of direction] Move quickly and forcefully, especially when glancing off a surface: rain skited off her coat
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  • Forfeiting the opportunity to send in a high ball for the heads of the giant defenders, he instead skited it across the greasy deck.
  • A slight deflection from the toe of Jackie McNamara skited the ball beyond the keeper's reach.
  • Show-off teenage boys with their own skates sped about the rink, skidding and skiting between more unsteady punters.


1Australian /NZ A boaster.
Mid 19th century: from Scots and northern English dialect, denoting a person regarded with contempt; compare with blatherskite
Example sentences
  • So I slunk back to National where there is less talk of skites and bludgers.
  • If you don't get a handle on that insufferable smugness of yours, you'll grow up to be just like that name-dropping skite on the radio.
1.1 [mass noun] Boasting; boastfulness.
Example sentences
  • The thing was one long skite tape for Trump and his world of 24-carat gold taps, fawning flunkeys and too much golf.
2Scottish A period of heavy drinking: he only drank brandy when he was on a skite


Early 18th century (in sense 2 of the verb): perhaps of Old Norse origin; compare with skit.

Words that rhyme with skite

affright, alight, alright, aright, bedight, bight, bite, blight, bright, byte, cite, dight, Dwight, excite, fight, flight, fright, goodnight, height, ignite, impolite, indict, indite, invite, kite, knight, light, lite, might, mite, night, nite, outfight, outright, plight, polite, quite, right, rite, sight, site, skintight, sleight, slight, smite, Snow-white, spite, sprite, tight, tonight, trite, twite, underwrite, unite, uptight, white, wight, wright, write

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