interjection Chiefly Scot.
nonsense; poppycock.

plural of haver nonsense, akin to haver

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verb (used without object) Chiefly British.
to equivocate; vacillate.

1780–90; origin uncertain

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haver (ˈheɪvə)
1.  to dither
2.  dialect (Scot), (Northern English) to talk nonsense; babble
3.  (Scot) (usually plural) nonsense
[C18: of unknown origin]

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Havers Ha·vers (hā'vərz, hāv'ərz), Clopton. 1655?-1702.

English physician and anatomist known for his studies of the minute structure of bone.

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