To chaff is to tease, especially in a light-hearted way.(verb)
When you joke around with someone and tease him, this is an example of a situation where you chaff.
The definition of chaff refers to useless things, grain husks and fine-cut straw, or light-hearted spoken exchanges.(noun)
See chaff in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME chaf < OE ceaf; akin to MDu caf, Ger kaff
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See chaff in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English chaf
Origin: , from Old English ceaf.
verb chaffed, chaff·ing, chaffs verb, transitive
Origin: Possibly alteration of chafe
Origin: or chaff1.
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