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

intransitive verb

chiefly British
: to hem and haw

Examples of haver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But while some nations haver in their commitment to fighting climate change, Seychelles is ramping up its efforts. Olivia Yasukawa and Thomas Page, CNN, 10 July 2017

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haver was in 1866

Cite this Entry

“Haver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haver. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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