- kite [kīt]n.[ME < OE cyta, akin to MLowG kuten, to gossip < IE echoic base * gou-, to scream > Gr goan, to moan]1. any of various accipitrine birds with long, pointed wings and, usually, a forked tail: they prey esp. on insects, reptiles, and small mammals2. Chiefly Brit. a greedy, grasping person3. a light frame, usually of wood, covered with paper, cloth, or plastic, to be flown in the wind at the end of a string4. [pl.] the topmost sails of a ship, for use in a light breeze5. a bad check or similar fictitious or worthless financial instrument used to raise money or maintain credit temporarilyvi.kited, kiting1. Informala) to fly like a kite; soarb) to move lightly and rapidly2. to get money or credit by using bad checks, etc.vt.to issue (a bad check, etc.) as a kite——————☆ go fly a kite!go away and stop being a bother!
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.