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chaff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of chaff

  1. discarded or useless material <there's a lot of chaff in this book, and the reader should be on the alert for it> Synonyms chaff, deadwood, debris, dreck (also drek), dross, dust, effluvium (also effluvia), junk, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, spilth, trash, truck, wasteRelated Words crud, sewage, slop, swill, wash; detritus, remains, rubble, ruins; dump, scrap heap; lumber, odds and ends, trumpery; flotsam, jetsam, wreckage; castoff, cull, discard, hand-me-down, reject, throwaway; nothing, straw, two bitsNear Antonyms catch, gem, goody (or goodie), jewel, pearl, plum, prize, treasure, treasure trove, trove, valuable; booty, find, salvage




chaff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of chaff

  1. good-natured teasing or exchanging of clever remarks <I got no end of chaff about my accent when I was in the military> Synonyms backchat, badinage, chaff, give-and-take, jesting, joshing, persiflage, raillery, reparteeRelated Words barb, crack, dig, gag, gambit, jest, joke, laugh, pleasantry, quip, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness, richness; fooling, kidding, mocking, razzing, ribbing, ridiculing; humor, wit, wordplay; nothings; chatter, chitchat, gossip, small talk




chaff

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of chaff

  1. 1 to make fun of in a good-natured way <chaffed her about the brightly colored shirt she had received as a gift> Synonyms tease, jive, joke, josh, kid, rally, razz, rib, ride, roastRelated Words banter; fool, fun, string along; jest, quip, wisecrack; gag, jape, jolly, yuk (or yuck) [slang]

  2. 2 to make jokes <a coworker who likes to chaff at others' expense, and this often results in hurt feelings> Synonyms banter, joke, fool, fun, gag, jape, jest, jive, jolly, josh, kid, quip, wisecrack, yuk (or yuck) [slang]Related Words gibe (or jibe), haze, jeer, mock, rag, rally, razz, rib, ridicule, tease; caricature, lampoon, parody, satirize; amuse, divert, entertain




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