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English definition of “palaver”

palaver

noun [S or U] uk   /pəˈlɑː.vər/ us    /-ˈlæv.ɚ/ informal
unnecessary work and trouble: Organizing the annual office lunch was such a palaver, I swore I'd never do it again.Inconvenience
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