Word Archaeology: blatherskite

This word of Scottish origin, circa 1650, refers to someone who talks a lot without making much sense. It’s a variation of “blather skite,” from “blether” (blather) and “skite” (a Scottish insult derived from the old Norse word for excrement).

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