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any scarabaeid beetle.
any of various scarabaeid beetles, such as the cockchafer and rose chafer

kind of beetle, Old English ceafor “beetle, cock-chafer,” from Proto-Germanic *kabraz- (cf. Old Saxon kevera, Dutch kever, Old High German chevar, German Käfer), literally “gnawer,” from PIE *gep(h)- “jaw, mouth” (see jowl (n.1)).


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    to mock, tease, or jest in a good-natured way; banter: She chaffed him for working late. They joked and chaffed with each other. good-natured ridicule or teasing; raillery. noun the mass of husks, etc, separated from the seeds during threshing finely cut straw and hay used to feed cattle something of little worth; rubbish (esp […]

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    bargaining; haggling. to bargain; haggle: to chaffer over a price. to bandy words; chatter: to chaffer about nothing in particular. to bandy (words). Obsolete. to trade or deal in; barter. a person who chaffs or banters. verb (intransitive) to haggle or bargain to chatter, talk, or say idly; bandy (words) (transitive) (obsolete) to deal in; […]

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