noun (1)

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(Entry 1 of 3)

discarded or useless material
  • there's a lot of chaff in this book, and the reader should be on the alert for it

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noun (2)

Synonyms of chaff (Entry 2 of 3)

good-natured teasing or exchanging of clever remarks
  • I got no end of chaff about my accent when I was in the military

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Synonyms of chaff (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to make fun of in a good-natured way
  • chaffed her about the brightly colored shirt she had received as a gift

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2 to make jokes
  • a coworker who likes to chaff at others' expense, and this often results in hurt feelings

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The first known use of chaff was before the 12th century

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“Chaff.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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