- to equivocate; vacillate.
Origin of haver1
- friend; comrade; companion.
Examples from the Web for haver
Historical Examples of haver
Quem quiser ter que comer Trabalhe por aderencia: Haver quanto quiser.Four Plays of Gil Vicente
"It was at a marriage in Glenurchy," said Aoirig in a haver, the pillows slipping down behind her back.The Lost Pibroch
"There's Haver's grocery," he cried, as they passed the red-brick store on a street corner.Sunny Boy in the Big City
Ramy Allison White
A man with a full purse engaged in commercial transactions is apt to "haver," or gossip freely.The Proverbs of Scotland
The latter is unquestionably right in his opinion about haver cake, haver in that instance being the German Hafer, Sw.
- to dither
- Scot and Northern English dialect to talk nonsense; babble
- (usually plural) Scot nonsense
Word Origin for haver
"oats," Northern English, late 13c., probably from Old Norse hafre, from Proto-Germanic *habron- (cf. Old Norse hafri, Old Saxon havoro, Dutch haver, Old High German habaro, German Haber, Hafer). Buck suggests it is perhaps literally "goat-food" and compares Old Norse hafr "he-goat." "Haver is a common word in the northern countries for oats." [Johnson]
"owner, possessor," late 14c., agent noun from have.