An example of barter is when the people within a community exchange goods and services so that money needn't be used.
An example of barter is bread provided in exchange for butter.
A barter economy.
An example of barter is your ability to fix plumbing for someone else's ability to fix electrical issues.
- to give or trade for too small a return
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Origin of barter
- Middle English barteren probably from Old French barater barrator
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French barater, of uncertain origin (maybe Celtic).