Definitions for palaverpəˈlæv ər, -ˈlɑ vər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. blandishment, cajolery, palaver(noun)

    flattery intended to persuade

  2. palaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoric(verb)

    loud and confused and empty talk

    "mere rhetoric"

  3. chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble(verb)

    speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

  4. wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle(verb)

    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

    "He palavered her into going along"

  5. palaver(verb)

    have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. palaver(Noun)

    A village council meeting.

  2. palaver(Noun)

    Talk, especially unnecessary talk, fuss.

  3. palaver(Noun)

    A meeting at which there is much talk.

  4. palaver(Noun)

    Disagreement

    I have no palaver with him.

  5. palaver(Verb)

    To discuss with much talk.

  6. Origin: Originally nautical slang, from palavra, from parabola

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Palaver(noun)

    talk; conversation; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery

  2. Palaver(noun)

    in Africa, a parley with the natives; a talk; hence, a public conference and deliberation; a debate

  3. Palaver

    to make palaver with, or to; to used palaver;to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully

  4. Origin: [Sp. palabra, or Pg. palavra, fr. L. parabola a comparison, a parable, LL., a word. See Parable.]


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