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claver

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

claver (countable and uncountable, plural clavers)

  1. (UK, Scotland, dialect) frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chatter
    • Thackeray
      Emmy found herself entirely at a loss in the midst of their clavers.

VerbEdit

claver (third-person singular simple present clavers, present participle clavering, simple past and past participle clavered)

  1. to gossip or chit-chat

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

claver (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of clover
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)

AnagramsEdit


ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin uncertain. Perhaps compare Gaelic clabaire (prattler).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tae claver (third-person singular simple present clavers, present participle claverin, simple past clavert, past participle clavert)

  1. to gossip, chat idly
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, II.3:
      ‘he'll claver wi' her, or ony ither idle slut, rather than hear what might do him gude a' the days of his life, frae you or me, Mr. Hammorgaw, or ony ither sober and sponsible person.’