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Verb: chaffer  cha-fu(r)
  1. Wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
    "Let's not chaffer over a few dollars";
    - haggle, higgle [archaic], huckster [N. Amer]
     
  2. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and chaffering";
    - chew the fat [informal], shoot the breeze [N. Amer, informal], chat, confabulate, confab [informal], chitchat [informal], chit-chat [informal], chatter, natter [informal], gossip, jaw [informal], claver [UK, dialect], visit [N. Amer, informal], chew the rag [informal], gas [informal], gab [informal]

Derived forms: chaffering, chaffers, chaffered

Type of: bargain, converse, dicker [N. Amer], discourse

Encyclopedia: Chaffer