haffle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German haften (to cling, stick to; (dialect) to stop, stammer).

Verb[edit]

haffle (third-person singular simple present haffles, present participle haffling, simple past and past participle haffled)

  1. (UK, dialect) To stammer; to speak unintelligibly; to prevaricate.
    • {quote-book|en|1840|James Everett|Wesleyan Takings|passage=the clergy were haffling and timid}}

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