Vaunt vs Skite - What's the difference?

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Vaunt is a related term of skite.

In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between vaunt and skite

is that vaunt is (obsolete) the first part while skite is (obsolete) a sudden hit or blow; a glancing blow.

As verbs the difference between vaunt and skite

is that vaunt is to speak boastfully while skite is (australia|ireland|new zealand) to boast.

As nouns the difference between vaunt and skite

is that vaunt is a boast; an instance of vaunting or vaunt can be (obsolete) the first part while skite is (obsolete) a sudden hit or blow; a glancing blow.



Etymology 1

(etyl) vaunter, variant of (etyl) vanter, from (etyl) .


(en verb)
  • To speak boastfully.
  • * 1829 — , chapter XC
  • "The number," said he, "is great, but what can be expected from mere citizen soldiers? They vaunt and menace in time of safety; none are so arrogant when the enemy is at a distance; but when the din of war thunders at the gates they hide themselves in terror."
  • To speak boastfully about.
  • To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
  • * Bible, 1 Cor. xiii. 4
  • Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
  • * Milton
  • My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil.
    * (speak boastfully) boast, brag
    Derived terms
    * vaunter


    (en noun)
  • A boast; an instance of vaunting.
  • * Milton
  • the spirits beneath, whom I seduced / with other promises and other vaunts
  • * 1904 — , Book II, chapter III
  • He has answered me back, vaunt' for ' vaunt , rhetoric for rhetoric.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) . See avant, vanguard.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The first part.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)






    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A sudden hit or blow; a glancing blow.
  • A contemptible person.
  • (Irish) A drinking binge.
  • * 2008 , Tony Black, Paying for It , page 214,
  • I needed alcohol to stop my nerves rattling. This felt like the longest period I?d been without my drug of choice for at least three years.
    I needed to go on a skite .
  • (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand) One who skites , a boaster.
  • Verb

  • (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand) To boast.
  • * The Ragtime Army'', WWI Australian Army song, cited in 2004, Graham Seal, ''Inventing Anzac: The Digger And National Mythology , page 53,
  • You boast and skite from morn to night / And think you?re very brave, / But the men who really did the job / Are dead and in their graves.
  • * 2005 , , page 159,
  • That Smasher'', he said, and forced laugh. ''My word he can spin a yarn!'' She glanced towards him, her face halved by the lamplight. ''Just skiting , you reckon?
  • * 2006 , Pip Wilson, Faces in the Street: Louisa and Henry Lawson and the Castlereagh Street Push , page 405,
  • “England is mine,” Henry says over a pint. “I hope that?s not skiting .”
    “That?s not skiting , sport. Edward Garnett reckons you?re the best new thing in the Empire, and so do I. Good on you, mate, nothing on earth can stop you now! Here?s mud in your eye.”
  • (Northern Ireland) To skim or slide along a surface.
  • (Scotland, slang) To slip, such as on ice.
  • (Scotland, slang) To drink a large amount of alcohol.
  • (archaic, vulgar) To shit.
  • * 1653 , '', Chapter XIII: ''How Gargantua?s wonderful understanding became known to his father Grangousier, by the invention of a torchecul or wipebreech ,
  • There is no need of 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.


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