1. Talk, especially unnecessary talk, fuss, idle talk, misleading or beguiling speech
2. A meeting, conference, or discussion
3. A long parley usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication
4. (informal) A disagreement
1. To discuss
Originally nautical slang, from Portuguese palavra (“‘speech’”), from Late Latin parabola (“‘parable, speech’”)
Moving into a new house with an HOA I expected a certain amount of disagreement of ideas among neighbors' palaver, but it seems our community has just undergone a hostile coup in which those who want to plant grass in common areas have been ousted by those who want to xeriscape.