haiver

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Unknown.

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tae haiver (third-person singular simple present haivers, present participle haiverin, simple past haivert, past participle haivert)

  1. to haver, talk in a foolish or trivial manner, speak nonsense
    • 2013, Donal McLaughlin, translating Pedro Lenz, Naw Much of a Talker, Freight Books 2013, p. 37:
      Uli stuck his oar in an' said ah wis right an' Marta shid stop haverin [transl. liire], that there wis women oot there who wur aye oan the look-oot furra guy who wis as fuckt-up as poss so they kid look eftir him.
  2. to babble, gossip
  3. to make a fuss about nothing
  4. to make a pretence of being busy
  5. to dawdle, potter about
  6. to saunter, lounge

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