blatherskite

[blath-er-skahyt]
noun
1.
a person given to voluble, empty talk.
2.
nonsense; blather.

Origin:
1640–50; blather + skite skate3

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blatherskite (ˈblæðəˌskaɪt)
 
n
1.  a talkative silly person
2.  foolish talk; nonsense
 
[C17: see blather, skate³]

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blatherskite
c.1650, bletherskate, in Scottish song "Maggie Lauder," which was popular with soldiers in the Continental Army in the American Revolution, hence the colloquial U.S. use for "talkative fellow, foolish talk," esp. in early 19c. From blather (q.v.) + dial. skite "contemptible person."
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So much for the blind following of lazy blatherskite leaders.
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