from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To gossip or talk idly.
- n. Gossip; idle talk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. gossip, chit-chat
- v. to gossip or chit-chat
- n. frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chatter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See clover.
- n. Frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chattering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To climb.
- To talk idly or foolishly; talk much and at random.
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of clover.
- n. An idle story.
- n. plural Idle talk; gossip.
- n. A shortened form of claviger.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. talk socially without exchanging too much information
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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