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Definition of "chaffer" []

  • One who engages in banter or good-natured teasing. (noun)
  • To bargain or haggle. (verb-intransitive)
  • Chiefly British To bandy words; engage in small talk. (verb-intransitive)
  • To bargain or haggle for. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic A bargaining or haggling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chaffer" in a sentence
  • "As the "chaffer" shuffled off, Buck Bradley began to hum:"
  • "I scattered my gold lavishly, nor did I chaffer over prices in mart or exchange."
  • "We do not bargain and chaffer over our feelings, Hester and I."