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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: barater 'to cheat, exchange, barter'

barter

1 verb
     
bar‧ter1 [intransitive and transitive]
to exchange goods, work, or services for other goods or services rather than for money
barter (with somebody) for something
I had to barter with the locals for food.
barter something for something
They bartered their grain for salt.

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