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chaffer


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaffer  \Chaff"er\,  n. 
  One  who  chaffs. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaffer  \Chaf"fer\,  n.  [OE.  chaffare  cheapfare  AS  ce['a]p  a 
  bargain,  price  +  faru  a  journey;  hence  originally,  a  going 
  to  barain,  to  market.  See  {Cheap},  and  {Fare}.] 
  Bargaining;  merchandise.  [Obs.]  --Holished. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaffer  \Chaf"fer\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chaffered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Chaffering}.]  [OE.  chaffaren  fr  chaffare  chapfare 
  cheapfare  a  bargaining.  See  {Chaffer},  n.] 
  1.  To  treat  or  dispute  about  a  purchase;  to  bargain;  to 
  haggle  or  higgle;  to  negotiate. 
 
  To  chaffer  for  preferments  with  his  gold.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  talk  much  and  idly;  to  chatter.  --Trench. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaffer  \Chaf"fer\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  buy  or  sell  to  trade  in 
 
  He  chaffered  chairs  in  which  churchmen  were  set 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  exchange;  to  bandy,  as  words  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chaffer 
  v  1:  bargain  or  wrangle  (over  a  price,  terms  of  an  agreement, 
  etc.);  "Let's  not  haggle  over  a  few  dollars"  [syn:  {haggle}, 
  {higgle},  {huckster},  {dicker}] 
  2:  chew  the  fat;  shoot  the  breeze  [syn:  {chat},  {confabulate}, 
  {confab},  {chitchat},  {chatter},  {natter},  {gossip},  {jaw}, 
  {claver},  {visit}] 




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