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 for Chaffer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaffer \Chaff"er\, n.
     One who chaffs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaffer \Chaf"fer\, n. [OE. chaffare, cheapfare; AS. ce['a]p a
     bargain, price + faru a journey; hence, originally, a going
     to barain, to market. See Cheap, and Fare.]
     Bargaining; merchandise. [Obs.] --Holished.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaffer \Chaf"fer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chaffered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Chaffering.] [OE. chaffaren, fr. chaffare, chapfare,
     cheapfare, a bargaining. See Chaffer, n.]
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     1. To treat or dispute about a purchase; to bargain; to
        haggle or higgle; to negotiate.
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              To chaffer for preferments with his gold. --Dryden.
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     2. To talk much and idly; to chatter. --Trench.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaffer \Chaf"fer\, v. t.
     1. To buy or sell; to trade in.
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              He chaffered chairs in which churchmen were set.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To exchange; to bandy, as words. --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chaffer
      v 1: wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's
           not haggle over a few dollars" [syn: haggle, higgle,
           chaffer, huckster]
      2: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the
         men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [syn:
         chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate,
         confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer,
         natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit]

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