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Definition of "palter" []

  • To talk or act insincerely or misleadingly; equivocate. See Synonyms at lie2. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be capricious; trifle. (verb-intransitive)
  • To quibble, especially in bargaining. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "palter" in a sentence
  • "And I would warn you, sir, that if you palter with the truth in such little matters you may darken your more important statements with suspicion."
  • "“But,” continued the baron anxiously, “what hope that this juggling slave of Saladin will not palter with your Grace?”"
  • "By Rosh Hashanah some have the tradition to be stringent and try to eat only pas yisroel by that specific chag, but the halachah is clear, pas palter bread of the baker is kosher."