Chaff Synonyms & Definitions

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• ChaffDefinition & Meaning in English

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

• ChafferingDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Chaffer