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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure
  • material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  • be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds ,
  • foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Chaff'


  • Chaff: For other uses, see Chaff (disambiguation). Not to be confused with bran. Chaff (/ˈtʃæf/ or /ˈtʃɑːf/) is the dry, scaly protective casings of the
  • Chaff (countermeasure): Chaff, originally called Window by the British, and Düppel by the Second World War era German Luftwaffe (from the Berlin suburb where it was first developed)
  • AN/SLQ-49 Chaff Buoy Decoy System: The AN/SLQ-49 Chaff Buoy Decoy System, commonly referred to as "Rubber Duck", consists of inflatable radar-reflecting decoy buoys. Used by the U.S. Navy
  • Gumbo Chaff: "Gumbo Chaff", also spelled "Gombo Chaff", is an American song, first performed in the early 1830s. It was part of the repertoire of early blackface performers
  • Chaff algorithm: Chaff is an algorithm for solving instances of the Boolean satisfiability problem in programming. It was designed by researchers at Princeton University
  • Chaff (disambiguation): Chaff may refer to: Chaff, dry, scaly, inedible plant material, especially that surrounding edible grain Chaff (countermeasure), a radar countermeasure
  • Chaff cutter: A chaff cutter is a mechanical device for cutting straw or hay into small pieces before being mixed together with other forage and fed to horses and cattle

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* Editor a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. - Elbert Hubbard

* A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away. - Arab Proverb


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