chafferer

chaffer

1 [chaf-er]
noun
1.
bargaining; haggling.
verb (used without object)
2.
to bargain; haggle: to chaffer over a price.
3.
to bandy words; chatter: to chaffer about nothing in particular.
verb (used with object)
4.
to bandy (words).
5.
Obsolete. to trade or deal in; barter.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English chaffare, derivative of chapfare trading journey, equivalent to Old English cēap trade (see cheap) + faru journey; see fare

chafferer, noun
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chaffer (ˈtʃæfə)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to haggle or bargain
2.  to chatter, talk, or say idly; bandy (words)
3.  obsolete (tr) to deal in; barter
 
n
4.  haggling or bargaining
 
[C13 chaffare, from chep bargain + fare journey; see cheap, fare]
 
'chafferer
 
n

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chaffer
early 13c., cheffare "buying and selling," probably from O.E. ceap "bargain, sale" (see cheap) + faru "faring, going" (see fare (n.)). In later use, "haggling." The verb is recorded from mid-14c.
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