- idle talk; gossip.
Origin of claver
First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for claver
Such a claver as there was, to be sure, when Tom and the Harrisons met!Viking Boys</p>
Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
Is that to be Claver'se's post in the attack upon the pasty?
His work was revolting, but Claver loved it, and as soon as a vessel arrived he was on hand with his interpreters.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
Truly ay, sir; and he saw Claver'se himsell, that they ca' Dundee now.
His course took him so near the minister that he could hear some of his words: ‘What news, minister, of Claver’se?Lay Morals
Robert Louis Stevenson
- to talk idly; gossip
- (often plural) idle talk; gossip
C13: of uncertain origin
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