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chauffer

[chaw-fer] /ˈtʃɔ fər/
noun
1.
a small, portable stove.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; variant of obsolete chafer, Middle English chafer (see chafe, -er1), probably influenced by + French chauffoir heater
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chauffer

/ˈtʃɔːfə/
noun
1.
a small portable heater or stove
Word Origin
C19: from French chauffoir, from chauffer to heat
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Word Origin and History for chauffer
n.

"small portable stove," 1825, variant of chafer "a vessel for heating," agent noun from chafe; form influenced by French chauffoir "a heater," from chauffer "to heat," which also is ultimately from chafe (see chauffeur).

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