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What is another word for chaff?

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The husks of corn or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing
“In the process of making fine mealie-meal, Maize that is washed clean is put aside, while coarse Bran chaff is separated out.”
(figurative) Refuse or waste material
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“Throw out the chaff and keep only the gold.”
Light-hearted or good-natured joking or banter
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“The air was full of good-natured chaff and badinage between persons who had never seen each other before and never expected to again.”
The subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
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The dry outer covering of some fruits or seeds
A dried stalk of a cereal plant
To tease someone in a jocular manner
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“They then proceed to sit around him and to chaff him about his female relatives by singing songs of a facetious nature.”
To tell a joke or talk in a playful manner
“I remember feeling rather important at being thus sent for on what seemed a serious occasion, too serious apparently for the boys to chaff about it.”
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