haffle


haffle
I
Cleveland Dialect List
to stammer or hesitate in speech: 'to haffle and snaffle'
II
North Country (Newcastle) Words
to waver, to speak unintelligibly, to prevaricate

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • Haffle — Haf fle (h[a^]f f l), v. i. [Cf. G. haften to cling, stick to, Prov. G., to stop, stammer.] To stammer; to speak unintelligibly; to prevaricate. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haffle — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hafter — Haft er ( [ e]r), n. [Cf. G. haften to cling or stick to, and E. haffle.] A caviler; a wrangler. [Obs.] Baret. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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