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WOTD 7-7

Posted by on Jul. 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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  • chaffer    \CHAFF-er\
  • DEFINITION  verb
1 a : haggle, exchange, barter b : to bargain for
2: to exchange small talk : chatter


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In the 1200s, the noun "chaffer" was originally used in the sense of "traffic" or "trade." This noun (also then spelled "chaffere," "cheffere," and "cheapfare") was formed as a combination of "chep," meaning "trade" or "bargaining," and "fare," meaning "journey." The verb "chaffer" appeared in the 1300s and originally meant "to trade, buy, and sell." Later, however, both the verb and the noun took on the senses referring to haggling and barter.





by on Jul. 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on Jul. 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

TFS!

momof3angela
by Angela on Jul. 7, 2011 at 12:18 PM

 Cool, I didn't know that:)

Miranda1127
by on Jul. 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM

 cool beans.

Jess1231
by on Jul. 7, 2011 at 3:46 PM
Thanks
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Barabell
by on Jul. 7, 2011 at 3:50 PM

I don't think I've ever heard that word used before. Thanks for the info.

mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jul. 7, 2011 at 4:25 PM

cool

nngmommy83
by on Jul. 7, 2011 at 6:33 PM
Cool
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