Chaffering

Part of speech - Noun

Definition: "haggle about the terms of an agreement or price of something."

Sentence in text: "You must have been the skipper of some tramp that crawled from one port to the next, jam full of chaffering hands: a tallier of cargoes, itching for gold-not, by your looks, an athlete." (129-130)

Own Sentence: In order to combat chaffering and maximize profits, jewelers often markup items to make customers feel like they are getting a less expensive item.

Synonyms: Haggling, negotiate

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