Origin of chaff1
Related formschaff·less, adjectivechaff·like, adjective
Definition for chaff (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of chaff2
Related formschaff·ing·ly, adverbun·chaffed, adjectiveun·chaff·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for chaff
For CinemaSins, the cookie cutter approach often takes much of the chaff, but leaves behind the wheat.The Witty Genius of YouTube’s CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Your Favorite Movie|Rich Goldstein|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I say you're no good as an interview because no one is very good at sorting the wheat from the chaff.
Yankees tend to shrug off such numbers as largely the chaff drifting down.As the North Rests on Its Laurels, the South Is Rising Fast|Joel Kotkin|June 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Your miner friends notice the stiffness of your walk and chaff you about it.
This is where working your way through all that chaff gets fun.
To all this chaff Peter returned modest replies and the odd little chuckle that had so endeared him to his schoolmates.The Story of Leather|Sara Ware Bassett
He was perpetually picking the grain of corn out of the bushel of chaff.
We expect to be caught with chaff, like fractious colts coquetting with the halter and secretly not unwilling to be caught.Unveiling a Parallel|Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
I have always wondered whether this chaff helped to incite Freddie to become the great golfer that he was.Fifty Years of Golf|Horace G. Hutchinson
He felt as if he must weigh them in some divine scales into which no dust or chaff of weakness or care for self could fall.A Singular Life|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps