counteroffer

[koun-ter-aw-fer, -of-er, koun-ter-aw-fer, -of-er]

Origin of counteroffer

First recorded in 1780–90; counter- + offer
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counteroffer

noun
  1. a response to a bid in which a seller amends his original offer, making it more favourable to the buyer
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Word Origin and History for counteroffer
n.

1788, from counter- + offer (n.).

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