1. chatter; idle, foolish, or gossiping talk or story; also, one addicted to such gossip ...a1400-50 obs. rare exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
2. flattery ...Bk1854 Eng. dial.
1. to flatter, to deceive with flattery; to wheedle; to talk plausibly and deceitfully;
to cajole, to coax ...1380 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
2. † to leer, to ogle ...Bk1874
3. to frown, to scowl, to look with angry disfavour on ...Bk1881 Eng. dial.
4. to chatter, to babble, to talk foolishly or heedlessly; to gossip ...Bk1887 Sc. & Eng. dial.
of obscure origin;
in John Ray's North-Country words is the adjective 'glave or glafe' (smooth), of which glaver may be a derivative
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1380 - see EXAMPLE below
"...as sumtyme was non. hou-euer antecrist glauer, he letteþ not god to do his wille; for he may disseyue foolis..."
From: The English Works of Wyclif
- John Wycliffe
Edited by F.D. Matthew