Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who has or possesses; a possessor.
  • noun In Scots law, the holder of a deed or writing, who is called upon to produce it judicially, in modum probationis, or for inspection in the course of a process.
  • noun Oats; the oat, Avena sativa.
  • To talk foolishly or at random. Also haiver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A possessor; a holder.
  • noun Prov. Eng. & Scot. The oat; oats.
  • noun oaten bread.
  • noun oaten cake.
  • noun the wild oat.
  • noun oatmeal.
  • intransitive verb Scot. To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The cereal oats.
  • noun One who has, possesses etc.
  • verb UK To hem and haw
  • verb Scotland To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter; talking nonsense; to babble

Etymologies

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Germanic, from Dutch haver ("oats"), cognate with German Hafer.

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have +‎ -er

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Unknown.

Examples

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  • To hesitate

    December 10, 2006

  • Also: Someone who has something.

    February 26, 2007

  • If Haver is someone who has something, then "Be-er" is someone who is something.

    February 27, 2007

  • Actually, a favorite band of mine uses "haver" (pronounced "hay-ver") as a slang term which, when I asked someone from the country in question what was meant, means "to vomit."

    February 27, 2007

  • I'd rather deponticate.

    February 27, 2007

  • Also oats

    July 19, 2007

  • "And if I haver yeah I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you". Scottish slang for talking nonsens.

    July 7, 2008

  • v. to talk foolishness

    n. havers. foolish talk

    November 8, 2008

  • Not to be confused with haversack. ;-)

    November 10, 2008

  • "Then again she liked the idea of herself up in the air with her compound eyes, hovering, havering, gathering data."

    Crudo by Olivia Laing, p 10

    January 13, 2019