American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To gossip or talk idly.
- n. Gossip; idle talk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of clover.
- To climb.
- To talk idly or foolishly; talk much and at random.
- n. An idle story.
- n. plural Idle talk; gossip.
- n. A shortened form of claviger.
- n. Scotland gossip, chit-chat
- v. to gossip or chit-chat
- n. UK, Scotland, dialect frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chatter
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. talk socially without exchanging too much information
- Perhaps of Celtic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A Missouri voter in reply to a comment from claver”
“While claver [clover] blooms white o'er the ley [pasture]”
“Everybody will ken the right wye o 'it, and will claver and gossip, when they wad 'a be better to mind their ain affairs, an' let ither folk alane.”
“And he would rather claver with a daft quean they call Diana”
“For everything I did was a fault except just I would be sitting at home with my old mother, and so I just fell in wi 'McGilp, and left the lassies to claver among themsel's for a year or two, for they will have too many cantrips for a simple man.”
“Belle's wean might be "a tinker's brat" in whispered corners in byres and hay-sheds, where the wenches could claver out of hearing, but the”
“Thomas took her by the weak side, and usually arrested her "light-horse gallop of clish ma-claver" by some specious story of ghost or hobgoblin adventures, with which he had been detained.”
“The craik amang the claver hay, [corn-crake, clover]”
“An 'ye claver sic' nonsense when ye're daft, what would ye say when ye're sane?”
“Hoots wi 'y'r giddy claver," said he, before I had spoken a word; and walking off, he sat down at some distance.”
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