clishmaclaver

clish·ma·cla·ver

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  • clishmaclaver — /klish meuh klay veuhr, kleesh /, n. Scot. gossip; idle or foolish talk. [1720 30; clish( clash) gossip (gradational compound based on CLASH) + ma ( < ?) + CLAVER] * * * …   Universalium

  • clishmaclaver — /klɪʃməˈkleɪvə/ (say klishmuh klayvuh) noun Scottish idle talk; gossip. {imitative} …   Australian English dictionary

  • clishmaclaver — |klishməˈklāvər, |klēsh noun ( s) Etymology: Scots clish to gossip (of imitative origin) + connective ma + claver chiefly Scotland : idle talk : gossip * * * /klish meuh klay veuhr, kleesh /, n. Scot. gossip; idle or foolish …   Useful english dictionary

  • gossip — n 1. rumor, grapevine, Inf. scuttlebutt, hearsay, Fr. oui dire. report, Archaic. bruit; an earful, Sl. dope, Inf. inside info, Sl. poop, tittle tattle; scandal, dirt, whispering campaign, mud slinging. 2. prattle, idle talk, Sl. schmooze, small… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • palaver — n 1. parley, Inf. powwow, conference, round table, colloquy; session, meeting, gathering, consultation, brainstorming, deliberation; interview, audience, hearing; talk, dialogue, discussion, confabulation, Inf. confab; conversation, causerie,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • tittle-tattle — n 1. gossip, Inf. scuttlebutt, hearsay, Fr. ouT dire. report, Archaic. bruit; Sl. dope, Inf. inside info, Sl. poop; prattle, idle talk, Sl. schmooze, small talk, palaver, Scot. clishmaclaver; chat, chitchat, Sl. yackety yak, Sl. yak, twaddle,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Iain Cuthbertson — est un acteur, directeur de théâtre et metteur en scène écossais, né le 4 janvier 1930 à Glasgow (Écosse), où il est décédé le 4 septembre 2009. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Filmographie partielle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • patter — I v 1. tiptoe, walk lightly; scurry, scuttle, trip along, skip, hie. 2. tap, pitter patter, drum, pound, beat; thrum, palpitate, pulsate. 3. spatter, sprinkle, splash, plash; fleck, dapple, stipple. n 4. pitter patter, tapping, rat a tat,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • talk — v 1. communicate, converse, exchange ideas, Sl. rap or rap with, speak with or to, have a talk or little talk with; consult, confer or confer with, check with, parley, Archaic. parle, palaver, discuss, talk over, consider. 2. gossip, buzz, tell… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • clash-ma-clavers — clashˈ ma clāˈvers (modelled on clishmaclaver; Scot) Idle chat, gossip • • • Main Entry: ↑clash …   Useful english dictionary

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