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chaffer

noun chaf·fer \ ˈcha-fər \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of chaffer

archaic
: a haggling about price

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Origin and Etymology of chaffer

Middle English chaffare, from chep trade + fare journey — more at 3cheap, fare


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chaffer

verb

Definition of chaffer

chaffered; chaffering play \ˈcha-f(ə-)riŋ\
1 : haggle
2 British : to exchange small talk : chatter
2 : to bargain for

chafferer

play \-fər-ər\ noun

Examples of chaffer in a Sentence

  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


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