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Meaning of CHAFFER

Pronunciation:  'chafur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  chew the fat; shoot the breeze
  2. [v]  wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"

CHAFFER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chat, chatter, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, haggle, higgle, huckster, jaw, natter, visit
 See Also: bargain, bargain down, beat down, converse, dicker, discourse, jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chaff"er\, n.
    One who chaffs.
  2. \Chaf"fer\, n. [OE. chaffare, cheapfare; AS. ce['a]p a
    bargain, price + faru a journey; hence, originally, a going
    to barain, to market. See {Cheap}, and {Fare}.]
    Bargaining; merchandise. [Obs.] --Holished.
  3. \Chaf"fer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chaffered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Chaffering}.] [OE. chaffaren, fr. chaffare, chapfare,
    cheapfare, a bargaining. See {Chaffer}, n.]
    1. To treat or dispute about a purchase; to bargain; to
       haggle or higgle; to negotiate.
             To chaffer for preferments with his gold. --Dryden.
    2. To talk much and idly; to chatter. --Trench.
  4. \Chaf"fer\, v. t.
    1. To buy or sell; to trade in.
             He chaffered chairs in which churchmen were set.
    2. To exchange; to bandy, as words. --Spenser.