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Definition of Chaff
ChaffChaff Chaff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chaffed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to
Chaff Chaff, v. t.
To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in
ironical or bantering language; to quiz.
Morgan saw that his master was chaffing him.
A dozen honest fellows . . . chaffed each other about
their sweethearts. --C. Kingsley.
ChaffChaff Chaff, n. [AC. ceaf; akin to D. kaf, G. kaff.]
1. The glumes or husks of grains and grasses separated from
the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc.
So take the corn and leave the chaff behind.
Old birds are not caught with caff. --Old Proverb.
2. Anything of a comparatively light and worthless character;
the refuse part of anything.
The chaff and ruin of the times. --Shak.
3. Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
By adding chaff to his corn, the horse must take
more time to eat it. In this way chaff is very
4. Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
5. (Bot.) The scales or bracts on the receptacle, which
subtend each flower in the heads of many Composit[ae], as
the sunflower. --Gray.
Chaff cutter, a machine for cutting, up straw, etc., into
``chaff' for the use of cattle.
Meaning of Chaff from wikipedia
(/tʃæf/; also UK: /tʃɑːf/) is the dry, scaly protective casing
of the seeds
grains, or similar
fine, dry, scaly plant material
, originally called Window
by the British
and Düppel by the Second World
War era German Luftwaffe
(from the Berlin suburb where
it was first
is dry inedible plant
may also refer
(countermeasure), a radar countermeasure
or other targets Chaff
- mixed together
with inedible fibrous chaff
. The chaff
are then separated
by winnowing, and the chaff
is discarded. The cryptographic
- The “chaff
box” or “chaff
cutter” Chaff Cutting
in Millthorpe Tractor Driven Chaff Cutter
and Downward Blower Media related
- tape used in telegraphy. These patents sometimes include synonyms
such as "chaff
" and "chips". A patent filing
in 1930 included
a "receptacle or chad box...
- agricultural method developed
by ancient cultures
for separating grain
. It can also be used to remove pests
- Achyranthes aspera
(common names: chaff
-flower, prickly chaff
flower, devil's horsewhip, Sanskrit: अपामार्ग apāmārga) is a species
in the family...
is a surname. Notable people
with the surname
include: Ross Chaffer
, Australian sprint canoeist Norman Chaffer
, Australian businessman
- "Gumbo Chaff
", also spelled
", is an American
song, first performed
in the early
1830s. It was part of the repertoire
of early blackface
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