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chaff

noun

1 chaff

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

synonyms: husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble.

Roget 643: unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality.    triviality, levity, frivolity; paltriness etc. adj.; poverty; smallness etc. 32; ... show more

Roget 856: ridicule, derision; sardonic smile, sardonic grin; irrision; scoffing etc. (disrespect) 929; mockery, quiz, banter, irony, ... show more

Roget 876: commonalty, democracy; obscurity; low condition, low life, low society, low company; bourgeoisie; mass of the people, mass of society; Brown Jones and Robinson; lower classes, humbler classes, ... show more

Dutch: kaf, stoppel, stro, strohalm, stronk, strootje
Polish: plewa

2 chaff

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

Polish: sieczka

verb

1 chaff

Be silly or tease one another.

synonyms: banter, jolly, josh, kid.

Roget 856: ridicule, deride, mock, taunt; snigger; laugh in one's sleeve; tease [ridicule lightly], badinage, banter, rally, chaff, joke, ... show more

Dutch: plagen, badineren


Moby thesaurus: afterglow, afterimage, air, aluminum foil, badinage, balance, banter, bark, barrack, bones, bran, bric-a-brac, bubble, butt, butt end, candle ends, capsule, case, cattle, chicken feed ... show more.

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