a. joking; use of light, frivolous language by way of fun or ridicule
Chad's worthless remarks annoy us.; Chad's chaffing keeps us laughing.
Sentence in Classic:
Obviously the landowner was chaffing Sviazhsky, who, far from resenting it, was apparently amused by it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
One of his comrades, talking of women, began chaffing Rostov, saying that he was more wily than any of them and that it would not be a bad thing if he introduced to them the pretty Polish girl he had saved.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Three patrol wagons were drawn up at the curb, and the whole neighborhood had turned out to see the sport; there was much chaffing, and a universal craning of necks.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
You may possibly remember that you chaffed me a little, some hours ago, when the sun seemed on your side of the hedge, so you must not grudge me a little pomp and ceremony now.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context