Shite vs Snite - What's the difference?

shite | snite |


As nouns the difference between shite and snite

is that shite is (british|irish|vulgar) shit, trash, rubbish while snite is (obsolete|or|scotland) a snipe.

As verbs the difference between shite and snite

is that shite is (uk|vulgar|chiefly|scotland|ireland) to defecate while snite is (obsolete|or|scotland|transitive) to blow (one's nose).

As an adjective shite

is (british|irish|vulgar) bad, awful, shit.

As an interjection shite

is (uk|irish|vulgar).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

shite

English

(wikipedia shite)

Etymology 1

From the (etyl) . More at shit.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British, Irish, vulgar) Shit, trash, rubbish.
  • (British, Irish, pejorative) A foolish or deceitful person.
  • He's a useless shite .
    Derived terms
    * talk shite

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (British, Irish, vulgar) Bad, awful, shit.
  • The film was shite .

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (UK, Irish, vulgar)
  • Shite , I left my wallet at home.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) schiten, from (etyl) .

    Verb

  • (UK, vulgar, chiefly, Scotland, Ireland) To defecate.
  • * 2004 , Robert Morgan, Brave enemies (page 38)
  • ...it still softened my heart to see a man hurt so badly he sobbed and shited on himself.
  • * 2007 , Talonie Starr, Growth Manifesto (page 173)
  • He would probably have a head full of locks. Who has time to be pretty when people are hurting? Crying. Shiting on themselves trying to beat heroin.

    snite

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, or, Scotland) A snipe.
  • (Carew)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) snitan. Cognate with (etyl) . Related to snout and (snot).

    Verb

    (snit)
  • (obsolete, or, Scotland, transitive) To blow (one's nose).
  • (obsolete, or, Scotland, transitive) To snuff (a candle).
  • References

    * Thomson, J. - Etymons of English words - pg. 199

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