Origin of palaver
OTHER WORDS FROM palaverpa·lav·er·er, pa·lav·er·ist, nounpa·lav·er·ment, nounpa·lav·er·ous, adjective
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How to use palaver in a sentence
That the palaver was enough to promptly warrant Congressional hearings is testament to just how removed the investing public is from today’s market mechanics.How Ken Griffin’s Citadel transformed financial markets|Roya Wolverson|February 18, 2021|Quartz
He seemed at first much pleased of the situation, but after examining the captives closely he called a palaver.
With North Korea, the palaver is mostly about hoping and waiting.What the U.S. Government Knows About North Korea's New Ruler|Leslie H. Gelb|December 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Barton summoned us to a meeting, one night, and we held a long palaver over the situation.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
"Ah, yes, I understand your smooth palaver," the bridegroom growled between his teeth.Boyhood in Norway|Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Think I want to hang around and palaver with a set of pirates that'd stick a gun in my face and tell me where I git off?Isle o' Dreams|Frederick F. Moore
Ko-boru was all for a long and impressive palaver, but recognized a certain absence of encouragement in the Commissioner's tone.
"That is a Government palaver," smiled Sanders, and that was all the satisfaction Ferguson received.
British Dictionary definitions for palaver
- an argument
- trouble arising from an argument