"chaff" Definition

  1. to gammon, joke, quiz, or praise ironically. Originally “to queer” represented our modern word “CHAFF.” CHAFF-bone, the jaw-bone.—_Yorkshire._ CHAFF, jesting. In _Anglo-Saxon_, CEAF is chaff; and CEAFL, bill, beak, or jaw. In the _Ancren Riwle_, A.D. 1221, CEAFLE is used in the sense of idle discourse.

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Position in the dictionary: 560 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: chaffer, chal, chalk out, chalk up, chalks, chance the ducks, chancery, change, chap, chapel
Previous words in the dictionary: cave, cavaulting, caution, caulker, caulk, caucus, cat’s-water, cat’s-paw, cat’s-meat, cattle

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