- nonsense; poppycock.
Origin of havers
- to equivocate; vacillate.
Origin of haver1
Examples from the Web for havers
Historical Examples of havers
Havers, mannie; there's no' onybody named for an auld buryin' groond.
He believes in them, and uses them to the destruction of the havers.
Havers, lassie, ye're aye seein' Bobby i' ilka Hielan' terrier, an' there's mony o' them aboot.
"Lay him down flat and stop your havers," ordered the business-like, embryo medicine man.
Havers, MacLure would answer, prices are low, am hearing; gies thirty shillings.The Doctor's Red Lamp
- 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.
- English physician and anatomist known for his studies of the minute structure of bone.