Definition of blatherskite in English:

blatherskite

Line breaks: blather|skite
Pronunciation: /ˈblaðəskʌɪt
 
/
(also bletherskate)

noun

chiefly North American
1A person who talks at great length without making much sense.
More example sentences
  • Have you noticed those two blatherskites are creeping ever nearer to usurp you as champion posters?
  • Candidates were referred to as blatherskites, big-nothings, stuffed shirts, jellyfish, etc.
  • Many of the books we see these days perched perfectly in high street seasonal window displays are written by static, worn-out, curmudgeonly blatherskites.
1.1 [mass noun] Foolish talk; nonsense: politicians get away all the time with obscurantist blatherskite
More example sentences
  • He makes up figures, he makes up stories, and he is full of blatherskite.

Origin

mid 17th century: from blather + skite, a Scots derogatory term adopted into American colloquial speech during the War of Independence from the Scottish song Maggie Lauder, by F. Semphill, which was popular with American troops.

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