Traffic Traf"fic, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Trafficked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trafficking}.] [F. trafiquer; cf. It. trafficare, Sp. traficar, trafagar, Pg. traficar, trafegar, trafeguear, LL. traficare; of uncertain origin, perhaps fr. L. trans across, over + -ficare to make (see {-fy}, and cf. G. ["u]bermachen to transmit, send over, e. g., money, wares); or cf. Pg. trasfegar to pour out from one vessel into another, OPg. also, to traffic, perhaps fr. (assumed) LL. vicare to exchange, from L. vicis change (cf. {Vicar}).] 1. To pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade. [1913 Webster]

2. To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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