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skite

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Pronunciation: /skʌɪt
 
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informal

Definition of skite in English:

verb

[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
More example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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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]
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

Origin

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

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