[ blath-er-skahyt ]
Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; English; 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
nouna person given to voluble, empty talk; nonsense; blather
nounPoliticians keep getting away with blatherskite.
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