Definition of blatherskite in English:


Pronunciation /ˈblaT͟Hərˌskīt/ /ˈblæðərˌskaɪt/

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  • 1North American A person who talks at great length without making much sense.

    talker, chatterer, jabberer, babbler, prattler, blatherer, prater
    1. 1.1Foolish talk; nonsense.
      • ‘politicians get away all the time with obscurantist blatherskite’


Mid 17th century from blather + skite, a Scots derogatory term adopted into American colloquial speech during the War of Independence from the Scottish song ‘Maggie Lauder’, by F. Semphill, which was popular with American troops.