Palaver

See also: palaver

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Palaber (nonstandard; reflecting the informal pronunciation)

EtymologyEdit

From English palaver. Doublet of Parabel and Parole. Associated with native labern (to chatter, babble), whence the informal alternative pronunciation.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /paˈlaːvɐ/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /paˈlaːbɐ/ (informal variant)
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NounEdit

Palaver n (strong, genitive Palavers, no plural)

  1. palaver; idle talk

DeclensionEdit