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chauffer

[ chaw-fer ]
/ ˈtʃɔ fər /
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noun

a small, portable stove.

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Origin of chauffer

1815–25; variant of obsolete chafer,Middle English chafer (see chafe, -er1), probably influenced by + French chauffoir heater
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chauffer

chaufer

/ (ˈtʃɔːfə) /

noun

a small portable heater or stove

Word Origin for chauffer

C19: from French chauffoir, from chauffer to heat
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