Joan told me about it at the beginning when I chaffed her about his loving her; and he does, you know he does.
I was not a little elated, and chaffed the Doanes considerably.
Various dons came up and chaffed me about the opposition I made to the MS. being purchased.
The girls and Jim had all the talk, and they chaffed each other merrily.
But this sentinel was of such a nervous disposition that he had been chaffed about his timidity more than once.
Even a superior officer might be chaffed a little in the darkness.
Clay was chaffed unmercifully about the calf, and Nugget also came in for a goodly share of ridicule.
They chaffed him about his expectations, and quizzed him about Rosalind.
At first she would n't regard me seriously; she chaffed me and made light of me.
He chaffed his father and even Anne, and left Lydia out, to her own pain.
"husks," Old English ceaf "chaff," probably from Proto-Germanic *kaf- "to gnaw, chew" (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch kaf, German Kaff), from PIE root *gep(h)- "jaw, mouth" (see jowl (n.1)). Used figuratively for "worthless material" from late 14c.
the refuse of winnowed corn. It was usually burned (Ex. 15:7; Isa. 5:24; Matt. 3:12). This word sometimes, however, means dried grass or hay (Isa. 5:24; 33:11). Chaff is used as a figure of abortive wickedness (Ps. 1:4; Matt. 3:12). False doctrines are also called chaff (Jer. 23:28), or more correctly rendered "chopped straw." The destruction of the wicked, and their powerlessness, are likened to the carrying away of chaff by the wind (Isa. 17:13; Hos. 13:3; Zeph. 2:2).