from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sudden hit or blow; a glancing blow.
  • n. A contemptible person.
  • n. A drinking binge.
  • n. One who skites, a boaster.
  • v. To boast.
  • v. To skim or slide along a surface.
  • v. To slip, such as on ice.
  • v. To drink a large amount of alcohol.
  • v. To shit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To glide; slip; slide.
  • To eject (liquid); squirt.
  • n. A sudden dash; a smart shower: as, a skite of rain.
  • n. A smart, glancing blow or slap: as, a skite on the lug.
  • n. A squirt: or syringe.
  • n. A trick: as, an ill skite.


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  • When I have followed it, if Allah grant me recovery, I will give thee a slave-girl, who shall serve thee in they lifetime a service, wherewith Allah shall cut short thy term; and when thou diest and the Lord hurrieth thy soul to hell-fire, she shall blacken thy face with her skite, of her mourning for thee, and shall keen and beat her face, saying

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, as soon as dawn was seen and the morning shone with its shine and sheen, the horsemen ran to their spears full keen and King Afridun summoned his chief Knights and Nobles and invested them with dresses of honour; and, drawing the sign of the cross on their brows, incensed them with the incense which as aforesaid was the skite of the Chief

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The allusion is to the vulgar saying, “Thou eatest skite!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When the two slaves heard his history, they laughed at him and chaffed him and said, Truly thou art skite103 and skite-son!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Kings were wont to use a little of it as collyrium for the eyes and as a remedy in sickness and colic; and the Patriarchs used to mix their own skite390 with it, for that the skite of the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Bragging rights for a year, though I don't want to be a skite about it.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Mind you, I shouldn't skite, as by all accounts what should have been a routine win was almost thrown away.

    Glorious Day

  • Therefore be assured that to-morrow I will make this vain-glorious Englishman to skite vinegar before all the world.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Charity done with and the price of a skite secured, they might risk a reasonable natter.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • On the ran-tan, on the razzle, on a batter, on a skite.

    At Swim, Two Boys


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  • it doubled :/

    April 30, 2009

  • also a variant of "shite".

    There's no need wiping one's tail, said Gargantua, but when it is foul; foul it cannot be, unless one have been a-skiting; skite then we must before we wipe our tails.

    April 30, 2009

  • "The doctors tried to make out that they were one and the same thing but they weren't; they worked on entirely different circuits. When it was the nerves were bad Sam went on a skite. The skite, of course, was good for the nerves but bad for the dyspepsia, and for months afterwards he'd be on a diet and doing walks in the country."

    - Frank O'Connor, 'The Cheapjack'.

    September 6, 2008