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chaffer

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noun chaf·fer \ˈcha-fər\

Definition of chaffer

archaic

  1. :  a haggling about price



Origin of chaffer

Middle English chaffare, from chep trade + fare journey — more at cheap, fare


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with chaffer


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chaffer

verb chaf·fer

Definition of chaffer

chaf·feredchaf·fer·ing play \ˈcha-f(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  haggle

  3. 2 British :  to exchange small talk :  chatter

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  exchange, barter

  6. 2 :  to bargain for

chaf·fer·er play \-fər-ər\ noun


Examples of chaffer

  1. <in that country you're expected to chaffer with the vendors at the bazaar>

  2. <just a couple of blokes chaffering at the neighborhood pub>



14th Century

First Known Use of chaffer

14th century


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