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Of Celtic origin. Compare Welsh glafr (flattery).


glaver (third-person singular simple present glavers, present participle glavering, simple past and past participle glavered)

  1. (obsolete) To prate; to jabber; to babble.
    • Wyclif
      Here many, clepid filosophirs, glavern diversely.
  2. (obsolete) To flatter; to wheedle.
    • South
      Some slavish, glavering, flattering parasite.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for glaver in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)