skite

skite
skite1
/skuyt/, n. Scot. and North Eng.
1. a quick, oblique blow or stroke; a chopping blow.
2. a joke or prank.
3. the butt of a joke or prank.
4. a person whose opinions are not taken seriously; one held in mild contempt.
Also, skyte.
[1775-85; perh. < Scand; cf. SKEET3]
skite2
/skuyt/, v.i., skited, skiting. Australian.
to boast; brag.
[orig. uncert.]

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