Definition of palterer in English:

palterer

noun

archaic
  • See palter

    • ‘‘Was I a preacher?’ Pain asked of Anderson, ‘no I was a palterer, and my living was but in paltry, and I had no mind to mend yet.’’
    • ‘Britain's decline in military and economic power forced Churchill to move "from conjurer to palterer," from someone who could transform the Dunkirk retreat into a victory, to someone who could only pretend to play the role of leader of a great power.’