Also especially British, pav·iour.

Origin of pavior

1375–1425; alteration of late Middle English pavier; see pave, -ier1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pavior

Historical Examples of pavior

  • Why you see the pavior undertook something above his strength.

    The Confidence-Man

    Herman Melville

  • His stick thumping the hardwood floor like a pavior's maul, he hobbled swiftly toward the door.

    Rich Man, Poor Man

    Maximilian Foster

  • The pavior chewed tobacco, and the gentleman said it was beastly in him, and pushed him, wanting to have his place.

    The Confidence-Man

    Herman Melville

  • As bad luck would have it, there was trouble near, between a gentleman who had been drinking wine, and a pavior who was sober.

    The Confidence-Man

    Herman Melville

  • Buy a stone at the pavior's—spend your last penny upon it; then tie it round your neck and drop into the river.

    The Orange Girl

    Walter Besant