verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of barter
Examples from the Web for barter
An unnamed Iranian official told the news service that the barter would include Russian weapons.Russia’s Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile It Can Sell to Iran|Eli Lake|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the right institutional setting, the human propensity to "truck, barter, and exchange" can enhance the welfare of all.
Most of its international trade was essentially in barter, particularly with its Eastern European satellites.
I have myself called attention to a good deal of undercounting in the chapter on "Barter."The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
He was much disconcerted by our recognition; and our refusal to barter with him made him angry and sullen.
Barter returned to the porcelain slab banked with the lights and the keys.The Mind Master|Arthur J. Burks
"They're not yours," said the old man, all his cunning intellect on the alert directly the question of barter arose.Grif|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
There must be no terms of barter between me and my heart's love.Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman|Willie Walker Caldwell
British Dictionary definitions for barter
Word Origin for barter
Word Origin and History for barter
mid-15c., apparently from Old French barater "to barter, cheat, deceive, haggle" (also, "to have sexual intercourse"), 12c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Celtic language (cf. Irish brath "treachery"). Connection between "trading" and "cheating" exists in several languages. Related: Bartered; bartering. The noun is first recorded 1590s, from the verb.