Chaff"er, n.

One who chaffs.

 

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Chaf"fer (?), n. [OE. chaffare, cheapfare; AS. ce�xa0;p a bargain, price + faru a journey; hence, originally, a going to barain, to market. See Cheap, and Fare.]

Bargaining; merchandise.

[Obs.]

Holished.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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