Word of the Day: blatherskite

blatherskite [BLATH-er-skahyt]

noun

  1. a person given to voluble, empty talk.
  2. nonsense; blather

Origin

Blatherskite was a popular colloquialism in the U.S. in the early 1800s, thanks in part to a Scottish song called “Maggie Lauder.” which featured the word (spelled bletherskate) and was popular among soldiers during the American Revolutionary War.

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