skite

skite

1 [skahyt]
noun Scot. and North England.
1.
a quick, oblique blow or stroke; a chopping blow.
2.
a joke or prank.
3.
the butt of a joke or prank.
4.
a person whose opinions are not taken seriously; one held in mild contempt.
Also, skyte.


Origin:
1775–85; perhaps < Scandinavian; cf. skeet3

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skite

2 [skahyt]
verb (used without object), skited, skiting. Australian.
to boast; brag.

Origin:
origin uncertain

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skite1 (skəɪt)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to slide or slip, as on ice
2.  (tr) to strike with a sharp or glancing blow
 
n
3.  an instance of sliding or slipping
4.  a sharp or glancing blow
5.  (Scot), (Irish) on the skite, on a skite on a drinking spree
 
[C18: of uncertain origin]

skite2 (skaɪt)
 
vb
1.  to boast
 
n
2.  boastful talk
3.  a person who boasts
 
[C19: from Scottish and northern English dialect; see skate³]

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