- dregs, as in a brewing process; lees; refuse.
Origin of draff
1175–1225; Middle English draf; cognate with Icelandic, Dutch draf; akin to Dutch drab (see drab2), German Treber draff
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Examples from the Web for draff
Draff, draf, n. dregs: the refuse of malt that has been brewed from.
This promontory seemed to serve as an appendix for the draff of the neighborhood's rubbish.Sinister Street, vol. 2
"Guid faith, it's a true sayin, 'The fat sow gets a' the draff,'" rejoined Janet.
They are the draff and offal of a bygone age, and we will not have them obtruded here.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3
Henry Thomas Buckle
Tyrwhitt and Bell print drafty, explained by full of draff or refuse.
- the residue of husks after fermentation of the grain used in brewing, used as a food for cattle
C13: from Old Norse draf; related to Old High German trebir, Russian drob fragment; see drivel
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