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(1):

(n.) Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.

(2):

(n.) Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.

(3):

(n.) Anything of a comparatively light and worthless character; the refuse part of anything.

(4):

(n.) The glumes or husks of grains and grasses separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc.

(5):

(n.) The scales or bracts on the receptacle, which subtend each flower in the heads of many Compositae, as the sunflower.

(6):

(v. i.) To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.

(7):

(v. t.) To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.

Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Chaff'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​c/chaff.html. 1828.
 
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