• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chaffing The use of light, frivolous language by way of fun or ridicule; raillery; banter.
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In literature:

Much chaffing and pleasant talk about the arrangements for to-morrow.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
The affair had been arranged beforehand, and their friends had probably chaffed them with the difficulty of managing two mad Englishmen.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
Rose was sitting disconsolately on the wood-box the other evening; I began chaffing her about her melancholy looks.
"Letters from Port Royal" by Various
She stood watching Jack as he passed from group to group, chaffing merrily, shaking hands with many people.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Well, he said something like you did; but I always get so nervous, and feel as if he was chaffing me.
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
One of these days you will find him chaffing the Hohenzollerns, and that is dangerous jesting in the Balkans.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
They were jeered at and chaffed by their fellows, the majority of whom had elected to proceed.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
She led her to the fire and chaffed her cold hands.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
I cannot be chaffed with such like matters now.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
And he laughed, while Kona, grinning with glee, declared chaffingly that the Prince had fallen in love with her.
"The Great White Queen" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

At Tobernacerta,
They sport on the green;
There’s laughing and chaffing,
And lots of poteen!
"Holy Wells" by Clinton Scollard
He never joined their daily mess,
Nor asked them to his own,
But chaffed in gay and social way
The officers alone.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Laughed, we did, and chaffed, we did,
And whistled all the way,
And we're home again! Home again!
Hip . . . . . . Hooray!
"Hist!" by C J Dennis
But how we talked old times, and "chaffed"
Each other with "Minnie" and "Jim"---
And how the little fat doctor laughed,
And how I laughed with him!
"The Little Fat Doctor" by James Whitcomb Riley
You led me through your galleries
And dreams—the pictures new and old
And good and bad, the battles bold
You fought with principalities
And powers. We chaffed and laughed away
Such woes that day!
"The Model" by Harriet Monroe
Though for fifteen years you have chaffed me across the table,
Slept in my arms and fingered my plunging heart,
I scarcely know you; we have not known each other.
For all the fierce and casual contacts, something keeps us apart.
"The Flaming Circle" by Louis Untermeyer

In news:

The sway-bar disconnect motor is spun up out of harm's way, and a single metal line is bent slightly for clearance and then covered in hose to prevent chaffing.
This moves the shoulder webbing away from the neck, preventing chaffing and providing greater comfort.
Most swimsuit liners are made from a scratchy mesh with no support that leads to chaffing.

In science:

Our own take at this problem will be presented elsewhere (Pouzat, Chaffiol and Gu, in preparation).
On Goodness of Fit Tests For Models of Neuronal Spike Trains Considered as Counting Processes
Chaffiol was supported by a fellowship from the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA).
On Goodness of Fit Tests For Models of Neuronal Spike Trains Considered as Counting Processes
Chaffing and Winnowing: Confidentiality without Encryption” by Ronald L.
Confidentiality without Encryption For Cloud Computational Privacy