Definition of palaver in English:

palaver

Line breaks: pa¦la|ver
Pronunciation: /pəˈlɑːvə
 
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informal

noun

[mass noun]

verb

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Origin

mid 18th century (in the sense 'a talk between tribespeople and traders'): from Portuguese palavra 'word', from Latin parabola 'comparison' (see parable).

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