clish-ma-claver

clish-ma-claver
North Country (Newcastle) Words
idle discourse bandied about, uninterrupted loquacity

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  • clish-ma-claver — …   Useful english dictionary

  • clishmaclaver — |klishməˈklāvər, |klēsh noun ( s) Etymology: Scots clish to gossip (of imitative origin) + connective ma + claver chiefly Scotland : idle talk : gossip * * * /klish meuh klay veuhr, kleesh /, n. Scot. gossip; idle or foolish …   Useful english dictionary

  • clishmaclaver — /klish meuh klay veuhr, kleesh /, n. Scot. gossip; idle or foolish talk. [1720 30; clish( clash) gossip (gradational compound based on CLASH) + ma ( < ?) + CLAVER] * * * …   Universalium

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