Chaffered
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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To treat or dispute about a purchase; to bargain; to haggle or higgle; to negotiate. [1913 Webster]

To chaffer for preferments with his gold. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To talk much and idly; to chatter. --Trench. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chaffered — chaf·fer || tʃæfÉ™ v. bargain; exchange pleasantries, chatter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chaffered — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To treat or dispute about a purchase; to bargain; to haggle or higgle; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaffer — Chaf fer, v. t. 1. To buy or sell; to trade in. [1913 Webster] He chaffered chairs in which churchmen were set. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To exchange; to bandy, as words. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaffering — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To treat or dispute about a purchase; to bargain; to haggle or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaffer — I. noun Etymology: Middle English chaffare, from chep trade + fare journey more at cheap, fare Date: 13th century archaic a haggling about price II. verb (chaffered; chaffering) Date: 14th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chaffer — 1. verb /ˈʧæfɚ/ to haggle or barter But the people looked much like Caleb’s own. They wore dirty robes, chaffered at fruit stalls, spat, scratched. Syn: bargain, barter, haggle, negotiate 2 …   Wiktionary

  • chaffer — /ˈtʃæfə/ (say chafuh) noun 1. bargaining; haggling. –verb (i) 2. to bargain; haggle: *But here buyer and seller met on level terms, for each knew to a hair the value of the sorry garments; and they chaffered with crafty eyes –louis stone, 1911. 3 …   Australian English dictionary

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