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haver

[hey-ver] /ˈheɪ vər/
verb (used without object), Chiefly British
1.
to equivocate; vacillate.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; origin uncertain

haver

[khah-ver] /xɑˈvɛr/
noun, plural haverim
[khah-ve-reem] /ˌxɑ vɛˈrim/ (Show IPA).
Hebrew.
1.
friend; comrade; companion.
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  • haver failed to properly account for several other prior transactions.
British Dictionary definitions for haver

haver

/ˈheɪvə/
verb (intransitive) (Brit)
1.
to dither
2.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) to talk nonsense; babble
noun
3.
(usually pl) (Scot) nonsense
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for haver
n.

"oats," Northern English, late 13c., probably from Old Norse hafre, from Proto-Germanic *habron- (cf. Old Norse hafri, Old Saxon havoro, Dutch haver, Old High German habaro, German Haber, Hafer). Buck suggests it is perhaps literally "goat-food" and compares Old Norse hafr "he-goat." "Haver is a common word in the northern countries for oats." [Johnson]

"owner, possessor," late 14c., agent noun from have.

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