verb (used without object), pa·lav·ered, pa·lav·er·ing.
verb (used with object), pa·lav·ered, pa·lav·er·ing.
Origin of palaver
Related formspa·lav·er·er, pa·lav·er·ist, nounpa·lav·er·ment, nounpa·lav·er·ous, adjective
Examples from the Web for palavering
But he'll bring cases, for he's very popular in society, and he'll do all the palavering and running round very well.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him|Paul Leicester Ford
The Kuzaks were palavering with the occupants of two heavily-loaded trader rockets.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
In the evening we had a good deal of palavering with spears and shields, fighting an imaginary foe, and at times retreating.Adventures in New Guinea|James Chalmers
The next day he lounges in here with his palavering ways, and demands the highest price in the market—and I give it to him!The Ancient Law|Ellen Glasgow
What an immense pother, by parliamenting and palavering in all corners of your empire, to decide such a question as that!Latter-Day Pamphlets|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for palavering
- an argument
- trouble arising from an argument