What does the word chaff mean?

Usage examples for chaff

  1. But with all your chaff about freshmen, Captain, you were in it yourself to- night; come now. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. He often used to chaff himself, but, of course, always without the least hint of ill- nature, which is perhaps why he usually selected imaginary characteristics for genial reproof. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  3. Why, I couldn't write two lines in my pocket- book without putting down something as the sergeant would chaff. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
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