Weird Word: Palaver

by on Nov.11, 2013, under Articles, Writing

Palaver

Noun

  • Talk, especially unnecessary talk, fuss.
  • A meeting at which there is much talk; a debate.
  • Disagreement

Verb

  • To discuss with much talk.

Other Forms:

  • palavers
  • palavering
  • palavered

Example Usage:

“Shit. Palaver Pila,” he muttered. Pila was called Pila the Palaver because was willing to talk to just about anyone, for the right price, or the right motivation, which meant she was great when you wanted something, and less so when the cops wanted something on you.

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Commentary:

Now he is a weird word and I love it. You need a replacement word for chatter box? Here you go, all in one word. Plus it alliterates nicely with people’s names who start with the letter p, so you can use this uncommon word as part of a name or title to subtly signify personality traits. Or not so subtly in the case of my example above.

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