Definitions for: Chaffer


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Chaff"er, n.
One who chaffs.


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.


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.


Chaf"fer, v. t.
1. To buy or sell; to trade in.

He chaffered chairs in which churchmen were set.
--Spenser.

2. To exchange; to bandy, as words. --Spenser.

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

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