Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Given to chaffing; bantering; ironical
  • Like chaff; full of chaff.
  • In botany, furnished with chaff, as the receptacle in some compound flowers; paleaceous.
  • Figuratively, light; frivolous; unstable.
  • noun A chaffinch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Abounding in, or resembling, chaff.
  • adjective Light or worthless as chaff.
  • adjective Resembling chaff; composed of light dry scales.
  • adjective Bearing or covered with dry scales, as the under surface of certain ferns, or the disk of some composite flowers.

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  • adjective Like or containing chaff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective abounding in or covered with or resembling or consisting of chaff
  • adjective value

Etymologies

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chaff +‎ -y

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