Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who palavers; a cajoling or flattering person.

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

  • noun One who palavers; a flatterer.

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

  • noun Agent noun of palaver; one who palavers.

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Examples

  • Harrison, a born fighter, a palaverer, and who, in the difficult position which he occupied in dealing with unruly settlers on the one hand and turbulent Indians on the other hand, displayed singular tact and ability.

    Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History

  • By EDWARD ALBERT POLLARD (1858) I HAVE reserved for you some account of that most distinguished palaverer, romancer, diplomat, and ultimately a cobbler of old shoes -- Junk.

    The Romance of the Civil War

  • Now that you’ve covered the sex lives of Hillary and Bill Clinton with a front page story in the New York Times, would you please dig into the sex lives of your boss, Bill Keller, the Times’ Executive Editor, or the Washington Post’s media maven, Howie Kurtz, or its lecherous old pundit and political palaverer, David Broder, all of whom stroked your “Post” Page 6 story into premature prominence.

    Firedoglake » FDL Late Nite: Some Inconvenient Truths

  • Now that you’ve covered the sex lives of Hillary and Bill Clinton with a front page story in the New York Times, would you please dig into the sex lives of your boss, Bill Keller, the Times’ Executive Editor, or the Washington Post’s media maven, Howie Kurtz, or its lecherous old pundit and political palaverer, David Broder, all of whom stroked your “Post” Page 6 story into premature prominence.

    Firedoglake » I Need a Scorecard

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