(noun, verb)


1. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

Similar word(s): husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble

Definition categories: substance

2. foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure

Definition categories: man–made, foil

Sentences with chaff as a noun:

- To separate out the chaff, early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.

- There are plenty of good books on the subject, but take care to separate the wheat from the chaff.


1. be silly or tease one another

Similar word(s): banter, jolly, josh, kid

Definition categories: communication, bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit