Definition of

Chaff

  1. (noun, artifact) foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure
  2. (noun, substance) material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  3. (verb, communication) be silly or tease one another

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Chaff

banter, husk, jolly, josh, kid, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble

Alternate forms of Chaff

Derivations: chaffy

Hyponyms: bran

Hypernyms: bait, cod, foil, plant material, plant substance, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

Origin of the word Chaff

  1. O.E. ceaf, from P.Gmc. *kaf-, *kef-. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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