Origin: ME baratour < OFr barateor, swindler < barater, to cheat < barate, fraud, strife < ON baratta, quarrel < berja, to beat < IE base *bher-, to cut > L ferire, to strike, kill
See barrator in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English baratour
Origin: , from Old French barateour, swindler
Origin: , from barater, to cheat
Origin: , perhaps from Vulgar Latin *prattāre
Origin: , from Greek prāttein, to do.
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