SCRABBLE ® cheat


chaff

Definitions


[tʃɑːf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the husks of corn or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing.

- worthless things; rubbish
(e.g: he hopes to separate scientifically supported claims from pseudoscientific chaff)

- strips of metal foil released in the air to obstruct radar detection.


Phrases:
- separate the wheat from the chaff

Origin:
Old English cæf, ceaf, probably from a Germanic base meaning ‘gnaw’; related to Dutch kaf, also to chafer


[tʃɑːf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- light-hearted joking; banter
(e.g: we used to come in for a fair amount of ribbing and good-natured chaff)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 19th century: perhaps from chafe


[tʃɑːf], (Verb)

Definitions:
- tease
(e.g: the pleasures of drinking and betting and chaffing your mates)


Phrases:

Origin:




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