What does palter mean?

Definitions for palterˈpɔl tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word palter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beat around the bush, equivocate, tergiversate, prevaricate, palter(verb)

    be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information


  1. palter(Verb)

    To talk insincerely; to prevaricate or equivocate in speech or actions.

  2. palter(Verb)

    To trifle.

    Palter out your time in the penal statutes. uE000330895uE001 Beaumont and Flanders.

  3. Origin: Probably from *, from palter. More at paltry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palter(verb)

    to haggle

  2. Palter(verb)

    to act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle

  3. Palter(verb)

    to babble; to chatter

  4. Palter(verb)

    to trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on worthless things

  5. Origin: [See Paltry.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palter

    pawl′tėr, v.i. to trifle in talk: to use trickery: to dodge: to shuffle: to equivocate.—n. Pal′terer. [Prob. conn. with paltry.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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Translations for palter

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • いいかげんなことを言いますJapanese
  • вилять, темнить, изворачиватьсяRussian

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