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claver

[ kley-ver, klah- ]
/ ˈkleɪ vər, ˈklɑ- /
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noun Scot. and North England.

idle talk; gossip.

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Origin of claver

First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for claver

claver
/ (ˈkleɪvə) /

verb (intr)

to talk idly; gossip

noun

(often plural) idle talk; gossip

Word Origin for claver

C13: of uncertain origin
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