chafer

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English chaufour, chafour, from Anglo-Norman chaufour, from Latin calefactōrium; equivalent to chafe +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

chafer (plural chafers)

  1. One who chafes.
  2. A vessel for heating water; hence, a dish or pan.
    • 1643, Richard Baker, Chronicle of the Kings of England from the Time of the Romans' Government unto the Death of King James
      A chafer of water to cool the ends of the irons.
  3. A vessel for holding burning coals or hot water used as a warmer.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English chafur, chavere, from Old English ċeafor, from Proto-West Germanic *kefrō (beetle). Cognate with German Käfer and Dutch kever.

Noun[edit]

chafer (plural chafers)

  1. Any of several scarab beetles, including the cockchafer, leaf chafer, and rose chafer.
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Noun[edit]

chafer

  1. Alternative form of chaufour