Chaffer Definition

chăfər
chaffers
noun
chaffers
Trade; business.
Webster's New World
One who engages in banter or good-natured teasing.
American Heritage
A haggling over price or terms; bargaining.
Webster's New World

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

Wiktionary
verb
To haggle over price; bargain.
Webster's New World
To chat idly.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Chaffer

  • Middle English chaffaren to haggle from chaffare, cheapfare bargaining chep purchase cheap fare journey, business (from Old English faru) (from faran to travel fare)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From chaff +‎ -er

    From Wiktionary

  • From cheap fare.

    From Wiktionary

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