What does affricative mean?

affricative meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1879, possibly via German, with -ive + Latin affricat-, past participle stem of affricare "rub against," from ad- (see ad-) + fricare "to wipe" (see friction).

affricative meaning in General Dictionary

a composite speech sound comprising an end and a fricative articulated at the exact same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')