Part of speech: noun
Origin: Scottish English, 17th century
A person who is prone to speaking nonsense
Examples of Blatherskite in a sentence
"I don't want to hear your blatherskite — I need you to speak clearly about things that really matter."
"The teacher had great insights, but he was such a blatherskite that his students never understood them."
Popularity Over Time
William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," features a character named Dogberry who is a bit of a blatherskite — he speaks in nonsense throughout much of his time onstage.
Did you Know?
We have the Scots to thank for this word, which originated from a slightly profane term. Thanks to its appearance in a Scottish song that was popular during the Revolutionary War, blatherskite lost its edge and became commonly used in American English.