noun see chaffer II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chafferer — Chaf fer*er, n. One who chaffers; a bargainer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chafferer — See chaffer2. * * * …   Universalium

  • chafferer — n. bargainer, haggler …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chafferer — A vendor who enjoys talking while making a sale …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • chafferer — chaffˈerer noun A haggler • • • Main Entry: ↑chaffer …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — chaffer1 chafferer, n. /chaf euhr/, n. 1. bargaining; haggling. v.i. 2. to bargain; haggle: to chaffer over a price. 3. to bandy words; chatter: to chaffer about nothing in particular. v.t. 4. to bandy (words). 5. Obs. to trade or deal in; barter …   Universalium

  • chaffer — [ tʃafə] verb haggle about the price or terms of something. Derivatives chafferer noun Origin ME (in the sense trade or trading ): from OE cēap a bargain + faru journey …   English new terms dictionary

  • higgler — n. 1. Pedler, travelling trader. 2. Chafferer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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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