Definition of Chaffer

1. Verb. Wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.). "Sam wants to chaffer with Sue "; "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"

Exact synonyms: Haggle, Higgle, Huckster
Specialized synonyms: Bargain Down, Beat Down
Generic synonyms: Bargain, Dicker
Derivative terms: Haggle, Haggler, Haggling, Huckster



2. Verb. Talk socially without exchanging too much information. "Sam cannot chaffer Sue "; "The men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

Definition of Chaffer

1. n. One who chaffs.

2. n. Bargaining; merchandise.

3. v. i. To treat or dispute about a purchase; to bargain; to haggle or higgle; to negotiate.

4. v. t. To buy or sell; to trade in.

Definition of Chaffer

1. Verb. (intransitive) To haggle or barter. ¹

2. Noun. (agriculture) The upper sieve of a cleaning shoe in a combine harvester, where chaff is removed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chaffer

1. to bargain or haggle [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chaffer

chaetophorous
chaetopod
chaetopods
chaetotaxies
chaetotaxy
chafe
chafed
chafer
chaferies
chafers
chafery
chafes
chafeweed
chaff
chaffed
chaffer (current term)
chaffered
chafferer
chafferers
chafferies
chaffering
chaffern
chafferns
chaffers
chaffery
chaffier
chaffiest
chaffinch
chaffinches
chaffing

Literary usage of Chaffer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Makers of Maine: Essays and Tales of Early Maine History, from the First ...by Holmes, Herbert Edgar by Holmes, Herbert Edgar (1912)
"118 chaffer XVII. The Jesuits Are Carried to Virginia and England. ... 138 chaffer XX. Strange Ill-Luck Pursues the English Efforts to Colonize Maine. ..."

2. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"... chaffer? Worts on Poetry and Porcelain and Gold and Stiver Plate are the recognised Standard Works used by all Dealers, Collectors, ami Lovers of the ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1860)
"chaffer XXIII. The days and the months, however, went on languidly in spite of Francisco and his thoughts. The Duchessa still lived, ana was like to live, ..."

4. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... strong in nothing but the skill and bravery of the governor and his gallant soldiers. chaffer IV. Slate of the war in various partx of Spain—Joseph's ..."

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