Definition of Chaff. Meaning of Chaff. Synonyms of Chaff

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Definition of Chaff

Chaff
Chaff Chaff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chaffed; p. pr. & vb. n. Chaffing.] To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
Chaff
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. --Thackeray. A dozen honest fellows . . . chaffed each other about their sweethearts. --C. Kingsley.
Chaff
Chaff 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. --Dryden. 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 useful. --Ywatt. 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

- Chaff (/tʃæf/; also UK: /tʃɑːf/) is the dry, scaly protective casing of the seeds of cereal grains, or similar fine, dry, scaly plant material such as...
- Chaff, originally called Window by the British and Düppel by the Second World War era German Luftwaffe (from the Berlin suburb where it was first developed)...
- Chaff is dry inedible plant material. Chaff may also refer to: Chaff (countermeasure), a radar countermeasure for aircraft or other targets Chaff algorithm...
- mixed together with inedible fibrous chaff. The chaff and grain are then separated by winnowing, and the chaff is discarded. The cryptographic technique...
- The “chaff box” or “chaff cutter” Chaff Cutting in Millthorpe Tractor Driven Chaff Cutter with Upward and Downward Blower Media related to Chaff cutters...
- 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 from chaff. It can also be used to remove pests from stored grain. Winnowing usually...
- Achyranthes aspera (common names: chaff-flower, prickly chaff flower, devil's horsewhip, Sanskrit: अपामार्ग apāmārga) is a species of plant in the family...
- Chaffer is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Ross Chaffer, Australian sprint canoeist Norman Chaffer, Australian businessman Don and...
- "Gumbo Chaff", also spelled "Gombo Chaff", is an American song, first performed in the early 1830s. It was part of the repertoire of early blackface performers...
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