Origin of chaff1
OTHER WORDS FROM chaffchaffless, adjectivechafflike, adjective
Words nearby chaff
Other definitions for chaff (2 of 2)
Origin of chaff2
OTHER WORDS FROM chaffchaff·ing·ly, adverbun·chaffed, adjectiveun·chaff·ing, adjective
How to use chaff in a sentence
Conscious reasoning is helpful in sorting the wheat from the chaff, but it would be interesting to consider the hidden aquifers that make much of the grain grow in the first place.The power of rational thinking in a world that seems unreasonable|Nick Romeo|October 8, 2021|Washington Post
Assam is Modi’s grand laboratory, where he is putting Muslims to the litmus test of a citizen verification drive—separating the trueborn from the chaff—before taking it national.
The wheat from the chaff will get separated very, very quickly here.Peter Beck on Rocket Lab’s public listing debut, space SPACs and the Neutron rocket|Aria Alamalhodaei|August 25, 2021|TechCrunch
You’re trying to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.With 12 men exonerated, the force behind Maryland’s Innocence Project hangs it up|Tim Prudente|June 3, 2021|Washington Post
There is good free content on YouTube—including on Perrigo’s or Albrecht’s feeds—but you have to sift through a lot of 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.
For a graduate seminar at Georgetown, the chaff-to-wheat ratio is disturbingly high.
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Though the amount played for is serious, a good deal of rather bald conversation and chaff goes on.
Don't chaff, Shirtings; you're a very good fellow, you know, but I'm not in a laughing humour.
I'm told that the old men when they were together would chaff each other about their children.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The soft easy chaff bed gave her more of rest and satisfaction than if it had been eiderdown.The Underworld|James C. Welsh