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nounIrish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
A person given to foolish or inconsequential chatter or gossip; = haverer.
adjectiveIrish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
Given to or characterized by foolish or inconsequential chatter or gossip; garrulous, blathering.
Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). Apparently from haver (although this is first attested slightly later) + -el.
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