Chaff - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃæf|  American pronunciation of the word chaff
Brit.  |tʃɑːf|  British pronunciation of the word chaff

noun

- material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds (syn: husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble)
- foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure

verb

- be silly or tease one another (syn: banter, jolly, josh, kid)

Examples

...chaffed her about the brightly colored shirt she had received as a gift...

...a coworker who likes to chaff at others' expense, and this often results in hurt feelings...

Twelve books of mine - mere chaff and draff, much better burnt.

Harvesters winnowed the chaff from the wheat.

the separation of wheat from chaff

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