Definition of palaver:
- In Africa, a parley with the natives; a talk; hence, a public conference and deliberation; a debate.
- Talk; conversation; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery.
- To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully.
jaw, sweet-talk, blurt out, chitchat, gas, blab, blarney, coax, cajole, cackle, murmur, wheedling, inveigle, small talk, cluck, clatter, spill the beans, mutter, grandiosity, tittle-tattle, peach, visit, cajolery, jabber, piffle, prate, ornateness, gab, maunder, magniloquence, talk, let the cat out of the bag, click, chaffer, babble, yak, chatter, gabble, grandiloquence, blurt, claver, sing, blab out, tattle, claver, gibber, chat, chit-chat, mumble, hot air, empty talk, gossip, shoot the breeze, clack, wheedle, babble out, blandishment, words, prattle, twaddle, confab, blabber, natter, mussitate, confabulate, rhetoric, empty words, brattle, chew the fat.
- "White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor", A. J. Bueltmann.
Let Hillquit excuse, extenuate, deny and palaver as he may, it remains true that the Socialist Party of America teaches the same treasonable doctrines of violence and insurrection as the Russian Bolshevists, but in a more covert way.- "The Red Conspiracy", Joseph J. Mereto.
- "Journal of an African Cruiser", Horatio Bridge.