What is Palava slang for?

What is Palava slang for?

It’s a word used to describe a situation that was unnecessarily difficult or stressful. The word is usually used when you are angry or annoyed. “BLOODY HELL, WHAT A PALAVA!”

Where does the saying what a Palava come from?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary it derives from the Portuguese “palavra” meaning “speech” (cognate with the English word “parable”)which meant “talk, parley,discussion”, specifically between Portuguese traders and West African natives. So “what a palaver” – “what a load of [pointless] discussion”.

What is Palava English?

A term used to express what a load of hassle a task or experience is/was. Usually used when quite pissed off or on verge of giving up.

What is Pilava?

To talk idly or at length. v.tr. Archaic To flatter or cajole. [Portuguese palavra, speech, alteration of Late Latin parabola, speech, parable; see parable.]

How do you use palaver in a sentence?

Palaver in a Sentence 🔉

  1. Although we were supposed to have a lecture, the teacher spent the entire period with palaver about his vacation.
  2. I was late for work after my chatty grandmother held me up with palaver about past economic times.

Is palaver a real word?

Palaver is defined as charming talk, or chatter. An example of palaver is a flirtatious conversation.

What is a kerfuffle?

Definition of kerfuffle : a disturbance or commotion typically caused by a dispute or conflict In all the kerfuffle, nobody seemed to have noticed Harry, which suited him perfectly.—

What does it mean to remunerate?

Definition of remunerate transitive verb. 1 : to pay an equivalent for their services were generously remunerated. 2 : to pay an equivalent to for a service, loss, or expense : recompense.

What is a Palava or palaver?

Palaver is unnecessary fuss and bother about the way something is done. [informal]

How do you use a palaver?

What part of speech is palaver?

verb (used without object), pa·lav·ered, pa·lav·er·ing.