Palter meaning

pôltər
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To talk or act insincerely or misleadingly; equivocate.
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To be capricious; trifle.
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To quibble, especially in bargaining.
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To talk or act insincerely; prevaricate.
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To deal with facts, decisions, etc. lightly or carelessly; trifle.
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To quibble, as in bargaining.
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To talk insincerely; to prevaricate or equivocate in speech or actions.
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(now rare) To trifle.
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To haggle.

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To babble; to chatter.
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Origin of palter

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from *palter (“rag, trifle, worthless thing"), from Middle Low German palter (“rag, cloth"). More at paltry.

    From Wiktionary