Synonyms for palavered

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And one by one the chiefs got up on their hind legs and palavered.

I palavered her at the rate of a hunt, an' she ped me back in my own coin, with dacent intherest—but no whiskey!

Oh, I forgot to tell you—she palavered Burnett into lending her eight rifles for her men, and three cases of dynamite.

WORD ORIGIN

1733 (implied in palavering), "talk, conference, discussion," sailors' slang, from Portuguese palavra "word, speech, talk," traders' term for "negotiating with the natives" in West Africa, metathesis of Late Latin parabola "speech, discourse," from Latin parabola "comparison" (see parable). Meaning "idle talk" first recorded 1748. The verb is 1733, from the noun. Related: Palavering.

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