haver

verb
ha·​ver | \ ˈhā-vər How to pronounce haver (audio) \
havered; havering; havers

Definition of haver

intransitive verb

chiefly British
: to hem and haw

Examples of haver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, Harris' Democratic colleague, octogenarian Sen. Dianne Feinstein, will haver her seat on the ballot in 2024 and -- as SF Gate noted in August -- the veteran senator will be 91 years old by then. Julia Musto, Fox News, "What happens to Kamala Harris' Senate seat now?," 7 Nov. 2020 But while some nations haver in their commitment to fighting climate change, Seychelles is ramping up its efforts. Olivia Yasukawa And Thomas Page, CNN, "'When corals die off, we die off'," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of haver

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haver

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19 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Haver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haver. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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