What’s the Word #14 – Blatherskite

March 13, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

blatherskite  ( blath -er-skahyt) [Click on the word to hear its correct pronunciation]

Noun:

  1. A person who talks at great length without making much sense.
  2. Foolish talk; nonsense; blather.

Word Origin:

17th century: From Old Norse blathra (to chatter) + Scots dialect skate (a contemptible person).

Usage:

  1. Ernie will never be accused of being a blatherskite, he’s too stoic and reserved.
  2. The blatherskite from the current Presidential contenders leaves Ernie worried for the future of his beloved country.
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