from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To gossip or talk idly.
- noun Gossip; idle talk.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To climb.
- noun An obsolete or dialectal form of
- To talk idly or foolishly; talk much and at random.
- noun A shortened form of
- noun An idle story.
- noun plural Idle talk; gossip.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun See
- noun Scot. & North of Eng. Frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chattering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Scotland
- verb to
- noun UK, Scotland, dialect
frivolousor nonsensical talk; prattle; chatter
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
A Missouri voter in reply to a comment from claver
While claver [clover] blooms white o'er the ley [pasture]
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
"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."
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.