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CHAFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chaff mean? 

CHAFF (noun)
  The noun CHAFF has 2 senses:

1. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
2. foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure

  Familiarity information: CHAFF used as a noun is rare.


CHAFF (verb)
  The verb CHAFF has 1 sense:

1. be silly or tease one another

  Familiarity information: CHAFF used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHAFF (noun)


Sense 1chaff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

stubble; stalk; shuck; husk; chaff; straw

Hypernyms ("chaff" is a kind of...):

plant material (material derived from plants)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chaff"):

bran (broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting)


Sense 2chaff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("chaff" is a kind of...):

foil (a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal)


CHAFF (verb)


Sense 1chaff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be silly or tease one another

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

banter; chaff; jolly; josh; kid

Context example:

After we relaxed, we just kidded around

Hypernyms (to "chaff" is one way to...):

bait; cod; rag; rally; razz; ride; tantalise; tantalize; taunt; tease; twit (harass with persistent criticism or carping)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


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