Chaff

to gammon, joke, quiz, or praise ironically. Originally “to queer” represented our modern word “chaff.” Chaff -bone, the jaw-bone.—Yorkshire. Chaff , jesting. In Anglo-Saxonceaf  is chaff; and ceafl , bill, beak, or jaw. In the Ancren Riwlea.d. 1221, ceafle  is used in the sense of idle discourse.