verb /tʃaijæk/
a) To taunt or tease in jest.

They were cheerful enough, liked a bit of chiacking, and the women enjoyed the bawdy undertones of their jokes.

b) To taunt maliciously.

Most poignantly of all, though, when I get fed up with working alone, I remember Victorian high school staffrooms of the sixties and seventies: the rigid hierarchy with its irritations, but also the chiacking, the squabbles, the timely advice from some old stager with a fag drooping off his lip.

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