chaffs|chaffed|chaffingtʃɑːf noun +material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds +foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure verb +be silly or tease one another
1 banter, raillery, ridicule, badinage, joking, teasing, twitting, Colloq kidding, ragging, ChieflyUS and Canadian joshing:
After the speech, he had to put up with a lot of good-natured chaff from the audience.
2 banter, tease, twit, rail at, Colloq kid, rag, ChieflyUS and Canadian josh:
When he was in the navy, his family chaffed him for having a girl in every port.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb +noun[U] 1 the outer covering of the seeds of grain such as wheat, which is separated from the grain before it is eaten 2 STRAW (= the dried stems of wheat) and HAY (= dried grass) cut up as food for cows Idioms see WHEAT +verb[VN] (old-fashioned or formal) to make jokes about sb in a friendly way Synonym: TEASE
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