Complete Definition of "palaver"

English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉËvÉ(r)|-ÉËvÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. talk, unnecessary talk, fuss
  2. a meeting at which there is much talk
Quotations
1899 â w:Stephen Crane|Stephen Crane, Active Service

1899 â w:Stephen Crane|Stephen Crane, Active Service
:but of course it could not be done without an almost endless amount of palaver.
1985 â w:Justin Richards|Justin Richards, Option Lock, p 229
:Not for the first time, he reflected that it was not so much the speeches that strained the nerves as the palaver that went with them.

Verb
en-verb

  1. to discuss with much talk

Quotations
1860: âThat,â he rejoined, âis a way we Americans have. We cannot stop to palaver. What would become of our manifest destiny?â — Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 30, April, 1860

Category:Portuguese derivations

fr:palaver
io:palaver
it:palaver
te:palaver
vi:palaver
zh:palaver

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