chaffer \CHAF-er\, verb:
1. To bargain; haggle.
1. Bargaining; haggling.
1. To bandy words; chatter.
Chaffer is an alteration of the Middle English chapfare, “a trading journey.” The archaic chap maintains a modern presence in the common term related to shopping, cheap.
Teddy loved chaffing at the organic farmers market every Sunday.
“Why would I pay market price for an eggplant just because it’s organic?” he grumbled.
“So true,” said his friend Beth.