a form of barter practiced among some peoples, in which the goods for exchange are left at and taken from a preselected spot without the exchanging parties ever coming face-to-face.
The Good And The Bad: Words That Can’t ChooseIn the 1700s, nice took on a very agreeable meaning, one that stuck. But, its earlier definitions were quite the opposite.
Also called silent barter, silent trade.
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