Definitions for palaverpəˈlæv ər, -ˈlɑ vər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pa•lav•erpəˈlæv ər, -ˈlɑ vər(n.)
profuse and idle talk; chatter.
persuasive talk; flattery; cajolery.
a conference or discussion, orig. one between European traders, explorers, etc., and people indigenous to a region, esp. in Africa.
Category: Western History
(v.i.)to talk profusely and idly.
(v.t.)to cajole or persuade.
Origin of palaver:
1720–30; < Pg palavra word, speech, talk < LL parabolaparable
blandishment, cajolery, palaver(noun)
flattery intended to persuade
palaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoric(verb)
loud and confused and empty talk
chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble(verb)
speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle(verb)
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
"He palavered her into going along"
have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds
A village council meeting.
Talk, especially unnecessary talk, fuss.
A meeting at which there is much talk.
I have no palaver with him.
To discuss with much talk.
Origin: Originally nautical slang, from palavra, from parabola
talk; conversation; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery
in Africa, a parley with the natives; a talk; hence, a public conference and deliberation; a debate
to make palaver with, or to; to used palaver;to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully
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