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VERB (2)

1. wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.);
- Example: "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"
[syn: haggle, higgle, chaffer, huckster]

2. talk socially without exchanging too much information;
- Example: "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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chaffer \Chaff"er\, n. One who chaffs. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To treat or dispute about a purchase; to bargain; to haggle or higgle; to negotiate. [1913 Webster] To chaffer for preferments with his gold. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To talk much and idly; to chatter. --Trench. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chaffer \Chaf"fer\, v. t. 1. To buy or sell; to trade in. [1913 Webster] He chaffered chairs in which churchmen were set. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To exchange; to bandy, as words. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
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]