havers

[ hey-verz ]
/ ˈheɪ vərz /
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interjection Chiefly Scot.

nonsense; poppycock.

Nearby words

  1. haver,
  2. haverford,
  3. haverhill,
  4. haverhill fever,
  5. havering,
  6. haversack,
  7. haversian canal,
  8. haversian lamella,
  9. haversian space,
  10. haversian system

Origin of havers

plural of haver nonsense, akin to haver

haver

1
[ hey-ver ]
/ ˈheɪ vər /

verb (used without object) Chiefly British.

to equivocate; vacillate.

Origin of haver

1
First recorded in 1780–90; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for havers

haver

/ (ˈheɪvə) /

verb (intr) British

to dither
Scot and Northern English dialect to talk nonsense; babble

noun

(usually plural) Scot nonsense

Word Origin for haver

C18: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for havers
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Medicine definitions for havers

Havers

[ hāvərz, hăvərz ]
Clopton 1655?-1702

English physician and anatomist known for his studies of the minute structure of bone.

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