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One who engages in banter or good-natured teasing.
intr.v. chaf·fered, chaf·fer·ing, chaf·fers
To bargain or haggle.
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).]
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