Definition of haver in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhāvər/


[no object] Scottish
1Talk foolishly; babble: Tom havered on
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  • The women did a lot of talking and havering about ribbons while the guys bought the flowers and got out there selling.
  • Anyone that day who foresaw Istabraq becoming a superstar would have been havering.
  • A group of friends are havering politely in what looks like a social situation.
1.1British Act in a vacillating or indecisive manner: (as noun havering) most people giggle at their havering and indecision
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  • Yet others havered indecisively over both the principle and the practicality of the thing.
  • The reason the richest nations on earth have havered for so long about admitting Turkey to their club is all about - you know - "values".
  • Premier Guy Mollet, in the center of it all, havered uncomfortably. Once again irresolution was at the helm in France.


(also havers) Scottish
Foolish talk; nonsense.


Early 18th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with haver

Ava, caver, craver, deva, engraver, enslaver, favour (US favor), flavour (US flavor), graver, laver, paver, quaver, raver, saver, savour (US savor), shaver, vena cava, waiver, waver

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Syllabification: ha·ver

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