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chaffing

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

marked by or expressive of mild or good-natured teasing
  • a chaffing tone to Dad's discussion of my sister's new boyfriend

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chaffing

verb
present participle of chaff

Synonyms of chaffing (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Chaffing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chaffing. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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