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Definition of Chaff


  1. The glumes or husks of grains and grasses separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc.
  2. Anything of a comparatively light and worthless character; the refuse part of anything.
  3. Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
  4. Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
  5. The scales or bracts on the receptacle, which subtend each flower in the heads of many Compositae, as the sunflower.
  6. To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
  7. To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.

Chaff Translations

chaff in German is Spreu
chaff in Italian is loppa
chaff in Latin is palea
chaff in Swedish is agnar