chaffer


1chaf·fer

noun \ˈcha-fər\

Definition of CHAFFER

archaic
:  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

2chaffer

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

Definition of CHAFFER

intransitive verb
1
:  haggle
2
British :  to exchange small talk :  chatter
transitive verb
2
:  to bargain for
chaf·fer·er \-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>

First Known Use of CHAFFER

14th century

Rhymes with CHAFFER

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