Palter Definition

pôltər
palters
verb
To talk or act insincerely; prevaricate.
Webster's New World
To deal with facts, decisions, etc. lightly or carelessly; trifle.
Webster's New World
To be capricious; trifle.
American Heritage
To quibble, as in bargaining.
Webster's New World

To haggle.

Wiktionary
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Origin of Palter

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

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

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