[ prof-er ]
/ ˈprɒf ər /

verb (used with object)

to put before a person for acceptance; offer.


the act of proffering.
an offer or proposal.

Origin of proffer

1250–1300; Middle English profren < Anglo-French profrer, variant of Old French poroffrir, equivalent to por- pro-1 + offrir to offer

Related forms

prof·fer·er, nounun·prof·fered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for proffered


/ (ˈprɒfə) /


(tr) to offer for acceptance; tender


the act of proffering

Derived Forms

profferer, noun

Word Origin for proffer

C13: from Old French proffrir, from pro- 1 + offrir to offer
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