Meaning of palaver

pa•lav•er

Pronunciation: (pu-lav'ur, -lä'vur), [key]
— n., v., -ered, -er•ing.
—n.
  1. a conference or discussion.
  2. a long parley, esp. one between primitive natives and European traders, explorers, colonial officials, etc.
  3. profuse and idle talk; chatter.
  4. persuasive talk; flattery; cajolery.
—v.i.
  1. to talk profusely and idly.
  2. to parley or confer.
—v.t.
  1. to cajole or persuade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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