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Dictionary Definition

chaffer

Verb

1 wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars" [syn: haggle, higgle, 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, chatter, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit]

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English

Etymology

From the roots of cheap and fare

Pronunciation

  • (RP): /ˈʧæfə/, /"tS
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