Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To exchange or barter.
  • n. An exchange; a barter.

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Examples

  • Though the claith were bad, blithely may we niffer

    Great Scots

  • Whan hares niffer love 'mang the green-bairdit corn,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • But, haith! there 's nae scenes I wad niffer wi 'thae;

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • 'I wad only niffer them for bools (exchange them for marbles).'

    Robert Falconer

  • "He's aften eneuch crossed my door," she said to herself, speaking of Mr. Sclater; "an 'though, weel I wat, the sicht o' 'im never bodit me onything but ill, I never loot him ken he was less nor walcome; an' gien bein 'a minister gies the freedom o' puir fowk's hooses, it oucht in the niffer (exchange) to gie them the freedom o 'his."

    Sir Gibbie

  • With some persuasion, however, there being but small difference in the value of the cloths, the one being a west of England bottle-green, and the other a Manchester blue, I caused them to niffer, and hushed up the business, which, had they been obstreperous, would have made half the parish of Dalkeith stand on end.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • --- Here he put his life in a niffer, to break the prison to let me out; and sure am I, had it stude wi him as it stands wi 'you' '--- Here she paused and was silent.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Here he put his life in a niffer, to break the prison to let me out; and sure am I, had it stude wi’ him as it stands wi’ you” — Here she paused and was silent.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • He's a sellout product indorsing whore! niffer 03/18/2010 10: 46

    What Would Tyler Durden Do

  • -- Here he put his life in a niffer, to break the prison to let me out; and sure am I, had it stude wi 'him as it stands wi' you "-- Here she paused and was silent.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 1

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