Synonyms of chaff in English

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chaff1


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noun

1‘a machine that separated the chaff from the grain’

SYNONYMS
husks, hulls, bran, pods, seed cases, shells, capsules, sheaths
North American shucks

2‘the proposals were characterized as so much chaff’

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rubbish, refuse, waste, garbage, litter, discarded matter, debris, detritus, scrap, dross
flotsam and jetsam, lumber
sweepings, leavings, leftovers, remains, scraps, dregs, offscourings, odds and ends
muck
North American trash
Australian, New Zealand mullock
informal dreck, junk
British informal grot, gash
debitage
rare draff, raff, raffle, cultch, orts

Synonyms of chaff in English

: chaff1chaff2

chaff2


See definition of chaff

noun

1‘we used to come in for a fair amount of good-natured chaff’

SYNONYMS
banter, repartee, raillery, ripostes, sallies, quips, wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay, teasing, ragging
badinage, witty conversation, witty remarks, witticism, witticisms, joking, jesting, jocularity, drollery
bons mots
informal kidding, kidology, ribbing, joshing, wisecracking
rare persiflage

verb

1‘the pleasures of drinking and betting and chaffing your mates’

SYNONYMS
tease, make fun of, poke fun at, rag, mock, laugh at, guy
deride, ridicule, scoff at, jeer at, jibe at
taunt, bait, goad, pick on
informal take the mickey out of, send up, rib, josh, kid, wind up, have on, pull someone's leg, make a monkey out of
North American informal goof on, rag on, put on, pull someone's chain, razz, fun, shuck
Australian, New Zealand informal poke mullock at, poke borak at, sling off at, chiack
British vulgar slang take the piss out of
archaic make sport of, twit, quiz, smoke, flout at, rally