Definition of haver in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈheɪvə


[no object]
  • 1Scottish Talk 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.
  • 2British Act in a vacillating or indecisive manner: (as noun havering) she was exasperated by all this havering
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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.


[mass noun] (also havers) Scottish Back to top  
  • Foolish talk; nonsense.


early 18th century: of unknown origin.

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