A barterer is a person who trades goods for other goods, instead of using money. You are a barterer if you trade your scooter for a skateboard.

The word barterer most likely comes from the Old French word barater, which means "to deceive." So barterers were probably thought to be untrustworthy in trade. Nowadays, though, a barterer is just someone who engages in trade without using money. This might be by choice or because of the tradition of a country or culture.

Definitions of barterer
  1. noun
    a trader who exchanges goods and not money
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    type of:
    bargainer, dealer, monger, trader
    someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
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