American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A babbling, foolish person.
- n. Blather.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who talks nonsense in a blustering way; a blusterer.
- n. Hence A good-for-nothing fellow; a “beat.”
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Local slang, U. S. A blustering, talkative fellow.
- n. foolish gibberish
- blather + Old English skite, shit (Wiktionary)
- blather + dialectal skite, a contemptible person (from Middle English skite, diarrhea, from Old Norse skītr, excrement, from skīta, to defecate; see skei- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And then there are the funny ones such as ning nong, doofus, blatherskite.”
“The Tyler Telegram humbly apologizes for having called that wide-lipped blatherskite, T. DeWitt Talmadge, "a religious faker.”
“Perot, whose preferred rhetorical mode is the murky expostulation, is what used to be called a blatherskite.”
“I think the word you are looking for is blatherskite.”
“In contrast, you are a blatherskite living on other human beings and giving them nothing as empty words in return, i.e. the lifestyle of a social parasite.”
“Finally, several years later, to complete the circle of poisoned feelings, Mark Twain broke with Edward House: “Reid had labeled him correctly; he was a blatherskite.””
“It's a thundering lie, you miserable old blatherskite!”
“They are to elect honest men, with whom one can do business -- instead of the peasant saloon keepers and blatherskite labor leaders whom they choose at present.”
“A scandal-mongering, yellow blatherskite, on its last legs financially.”
“Quit your blatting, you infernal blatherskite," he was calling.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘blatherskite’.
words for those who commit particular crimes: i.e., bank robber, arsonist, etc.
Words or Sayings from the 1920's or whatever that no one really uses anymore (at least in that context).
Serious words that sound silly when you say them
Words that clatter and tumble
A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
Words that mean (more or less) 'nonsense'
Words that indicate meaningless, confusing or deceptive talk.
I've lost a word. Several months ago, I was reading a tart little essay online (the online counterpart of a British publication, but
*not* my beloved *LRB*, of that I'm pretty sure), and the ...
A list of birders' "shorthand" names, traditional nicknames, non-English names, and obsolete names for feathered creatures worldwide.
Interesting blog entry here on naming U.S. birds.
Words that I like.
Many may be lexicographically impotent due to a lack of citations and definition. Hopefully I'll be able to rectify this eventually.
Looking for tweets for blatherskite.