- An example of haver is to waste time talking instead of working.
- An example of haver is to waiver back and forth on a decision.
- to talk foolishly or waste time talking foolishly
- to waver; vacillate
Origin of haverfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
(third-person singular simple present havers, present participle havering, simple past and past participle havered)
- (UK) To hem and haw
- (Scotland), Usually haiver. To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter; talking nonsense; to babble
- (UK, Scotland, dialect) The cereal oats.
Borrowing from Scots haver, from Middle English haver, from Old Norse hafri (“oat, oats”), from Proto-Germanic *habrô (“oat, oats”), from Proto-Indo-European *kapro- (“goat”). Cognate with Dutch haver (“oats”), cognate with German Hafer (“oat”).
- One who has, possesses etc.
have + -er