His "skite" had cost him a good deal of money, and he intended to make good some of the loss by economising on his marriage.
"Then none o' your skite, mate," said Bill, knocking out a clay pipe against his heel.
Therefore be assured that to-morrow I will make this vain-glorious Englishman to skite vinegar before all the world.
"contemptible person," 1790, Scottish and Northern, earlier "sudden stroke or blow" (1785), perhaps from Old Norse skyt-, from skjota "to shoot" (see shoot (v.)). Cf. Old Norse skita "to shit," which might have had some influence.