chaffer


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chaff·er 1

 (chăf′ər)
n.
One who engages in banter or good-natured teasing.

chaf·fer 2

 (chăf′ər)
intr.v. chaf·fered, chaf·fer·ing, chaf·fers
To bargain or haggle.
n.
Archaic A bargaining or haggling.

[Middle English chaffaren, to haggle, from chaffare, cheapfare, bargaining : chep, purchase; see cheap + fare, journey, business (from Old English faru, from faran, to travel; see fare).]

chaf′fer·er n.

chaffer

(ˈtʃæfə)
vb
1. (intr) to haggle or bargain
2. to chatter, talk, or say idly; bandy (words)
3. (tr) obsolete to deal in; barter
n
haggling or bargaining
[C13 chaffare, from chep bargain + fare journey; see cheap, fare]
ˈchafferer n

chaf•fer1

(ˈtʃæf ər)

v.i.
1. to bargain; haggle: to chaffer over a price.
2. to bandy words; chatter.
v.t.
3. to trade; barter.
[1175–1225; Middle English chaffare, derivative of chapfare trading journey = Old English cēap trade (see cheap) + faru journey; see fare]
chaff′er•er, n.

chaf•fer2

(ˈtʃæf ər)

n.
a person who chaffs or banters.
[1850–55]

chaffer


Past participle: chaffered
Gerund: chaffering

Imperative
chaffer
chaffer
Present
I chaffer
you chaffer
he/she/it chaffers
we chaffer
you chaffer
they chaffer
Preterite
I chaffered
you chaffered
he/she/it chaffered
we chaffered
you chaffered
they chaffered
Present Continuous
I am chaffering
you are chaffering
he/she/it is chaffering
we are chaffering
you are chaffering
they are chaffering
Present Perfect
I have chaffered
you have chaffered
he/she/it has chaffered
we have chaffered
you have chaffered
they have chaffered
Past Continuous
I was chaffering
you were chaffering
he/she/it was chaffering
we were chaffering
you were chaffering
they were chaffering
Past Perfect
I had chaffered
you had chaffered
he/she/it had chaffered
we had chaffered
you had chaffered
they had chaffered
Future
I will chaffer
you will chaffer
he/she/it will chaffer
we will chaffer
you will chaffer
they will chaffer
Future Perfect
I will have chaffered
you will have chaffered
he/she/it will have chaffered
we will have chaffered
you will have chaffered
they will have chaffered
Future Continuous
I will be chaffering
you will be chaffering
he/she/it will be chaffering
we will be chaffering
you will be chaffering
they will be chaffering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chaffering
you have been chaffering
he/she/it has been chaffering
we have been chaffering
you have been chaffering
they have been chaffering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chaffering
you will have been chaffering
he/she/it will have been chaffering
we will have been chaffering
you will have been chaffering
they will have been chaffering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chaffering
you had been chaffering
he/she/it had been chaffering
we had been chaffering
you had been chaffering
they had been chaffering
Conditional
I would chaffer
you would chaffer
he/she/it would chaffer
we would chaffer
you would chaffer
they would chaffer
Past Conditional
I would have chaffered
you would have chaffered
he/she/it would have chaffered
we would have chaffered
you would have chaffered
they would have chaffered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chaffer - wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"
bargain down, beat down - persuade the seller to accept a lower price; "She beat the merchant down $100"
bargain, dicker - negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"
2.chaffer - talk socially without exchanging too much informationchaffer - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
converse, discourse - carry on a conversation
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Chaffers with three days' provisions to survey the upper part of the harbour.
Chaffers took the dingey and went up two or three miles further, where she also grounded, but in a fresh-water river.
The youngsters among the passengers, Young Chaffers of the 150th, and poor little Ricketts, coming home after his third fever, used to draw out Sedley at the cuddy-table and make him tell prodigious stories about himself and his exploits against tigers and Napoleon.
And perhaps now is the best time to see the work of friends Romey Chaffer and Carolyn Earlam in the gallery at Gateshead Library.
And the man behind the plans is Mark Waters, who opened the Pick last May along with Sarah Chaffer.
Chaffer CL, Dopheide B, McCulloch DR, Lee AB, Moseley JM, Thompson EW, Williams ED.
That chaffer generates a sort of technological dependence.
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If our government did not have to chaffer with the London one, maybe the Swansea line and the Valleys lines would have been modernised by now.