The next day he lounges in here with his palavering ways, and demands the highest price in the market—and I give it to him!
But he'll bring cases, for he's very popular in society, and he'll do all the palavering and running round very well.
It took a great deal of palavering before I could persuade him that I was lost unless he consented.
The Kuzaks were palavering with the occupants of two heavily-loaded trader rockets.
Do you think we don't see through you and your palavering speeches?
In the evening we had a good deal of palavering with spears and shields, fighting an imaginary foe, and at times retreating.
Drouet was palavering himself with the looseness of excitement and passion.
What an immense pother, by parliamenting and palavering in all corners of your empire, to decide such a question as that!
He shines in action, and he'll find that out, and leave others the palavering.'
He scorned to talk that palavering stuff which she has been used to in the marble-covered books I told you of.
1733 (implied in palavering), "talk, conference, discussion," sailors' slang, from Portuguese palavra "word, speech, talk," traders' term for "negotiating with the natives" in West Africa, metathesis of Late Latin parabola "speech, discourse," from Latin parabola "comparison" (see parable). Meaning "idle talk" first recorded 1748. The verb is 1733, from the noun. Related: Palavering.