nounchiefly North American
- 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.
- He makes up figures, he makes up stories, and he is full of blatherskite.
Mid 17th century: from blather + skite, a Scottish derogatory term adopted into American colloquial speech during the American Revolution, from the Scottish song Maggie Lauder, by F. Semphill, which was popular with American troops.
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