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blatherskite

[blath -er-skahyt] /ˈblæð ərˌskaɪt/
noun
1.
a person given to voluble, empty talk.
2.
nonsense; blather.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; blather + skite skate3
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  • So much for the blind following of lazy blatherskite leaders.
British Dictionary definitions for blatherskite

blatherskite

/ˈblæðəˌskaɪt/
noun
1.
a talkative silly person
2.
foolish talk; nonsense
Word Origin
C17: see blather, skate³
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Word Origin and History for blatherskite
n.

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," especially in early 19c. From blather (v.) + dialectal skite "contemptible person."

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