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Definition of skite in English:


[no object]
1Australian /NZ Boast: she did it just so that she could skite about it
2 [with adverbial of direction] Move quickly and forcefully, especially when glancing off a surface: rain skited off her coat


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1Australian /NZ A boaster.
[ mid 19th century: from Scots and northern English dialect, denoting a person regarded with contempt; compare with blatherskite]
1.1 [mass noun] Boasting; boastfulness.
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.

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