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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.
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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
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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]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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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.
Ah Moy had bought him in Sydney from a sailor for eighteen shillings and chaffered an hour over the bargain.
They were the dwellings of two young men who were cunning in the law; an equal number of that class who chaffered to the wants of the community under the title of storekeepers; and a disciple of Aesculapius, who, for a novelty, brought more subjects into the world than he sent out of it.
And while Levy and Toriki drank absinthe and chaffered over the pearl, Huru-Huru listened and heard the stupendous price of twenty-five thousand francs agreed upon.
An unemployed solicitor, Alexander Chaffers, who was a former client of Pharailde van Lynseele had begun blackmailing the Twisses a couple of years after their marriage, threatening, of course, to reveal her real identity.
Examination of teaching-learning process in swimming applying Chaffers' system of interaction categories.
19 November 2015 - UK-based resource development company Ferrex plc (LON: FRX) has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Australian mining company Chaffers Mining, the company said.
Last Sunday, he held a pet blessing after a dog walk through Chaffers playing fields and it was certainly a sight to behold when sitting in the pews instead of the usual congregation were dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, tortoises, hamsters and even a snake!
"This is just the latest in a series of customer service centers we operate in locations around the world," said Colin Chaffers, director of customer service and technology, Buhler Sortex.
Colin Chaffers, Head of Technology & Customer Service for Buhler Sortex says: "Selling one thousand Total Care Contracts is a milestone achievement.