Chaffern vs Chaffer - What's the difference?

chaffern | chaffer |


As nouns the difference between chaffern and chaffer

is that chaffern is (obsolete) a vessel for heating water while chaffer is bargaining; merchandise or chaffer can be (agriculture) the upper sieve of a cleaning shoe in a combine harvester, where chaff is removed.

As a verb chaffer is

to haggle or barter.

chaffern

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A vessel for heating water.
  • (Johnson)
    (Webster 1913)

    chaffer

    English

    Etymology 1

    From cheap fare .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To haggle or barter.
  • * Dryden
  • To chaffer for preferments with his gold.
  • * 1985 , , Kingdom of the Wicked :
  • But the people looked much like Caleb’s own. They wore dirty robes, chaffered at fruit stalls, spat, scratched.
  • To talk much and idly; to chatter.
  • (Trench)
    Synonyms
    * bargain * barter * haggle * negotiate

    Noun

  • Bargaining; merchandise.
  • (Holished)

    Etymology 2

    From

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (agriculture) The upper sieve of a cleaning shoe in a combine harvester, where chaff is removed
  • * {{quote-book, 2003, William W. Casady, chapter=Grain Harvesting Systems, editor=Dennis R. Heldman, Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering citation
  • , passage=A fan blows air through the chaffer to remove lightweight material known as chaff.}}
    Coordinate terms
    * blower * cleaning sieve