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chaffy

[chaf-ee, chah-fee]
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adjective, chaff·i·er, chaff·i·est.
  1. consisting of, covered with, or resembling chaff.
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Origin of chaffy

First recorded in 1545–55; chaff1 + -y1
Related formschaff·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for chaffy

Historical Examples

  • Eight to twenty inches high, with stalks not jointed, chaffy when young.

    How to Know the Ferns

    Frances Theodora Parsons

  • Perianth not glumaceous or chaffy; flowers not in dense heads.

  • Simple ferns with stipes articulated to the creeping rootstocks, which are covered with brown, chaffy scales.

    The Fern Lover's Companion

    George Henry Tilton

  • It went to my heart to oppose her in any wish; and also this kind of chaffy opposition might pain her.

  • The brown fruiting heads are conical, chaffy, stiff and wiry.

    Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants

    A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding