haggler

A haggler is a person who argues or bargains over the price of something. Hagglers shopping at yard sales can often walk away with armfuls of clothing and books for just a few dollars.

If you try to sell your old TV for a hundred dollars, but you eagerly bargain with a buyer who offers you fifty, you can both be described as hagglers. To dispute about how much something should cost is to haggle, a verb which started out around 1570 meaning "to cut unevenly," and by 1600 also meant "argue about price." Both words come from the obsolete haggen, "to chop."

Definitions of haggler
  1. noun
    an intense bargainer
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    type of:
    bargainer
    negotiator of the terms of a transaction
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