Chaff vs Pug - What's the difference?

chaff | pug |


As nouns the difference between chaff and pug

is that chaff is the inedible parts of a grain-producing plant while pug is term of endearment (probably related to puck).

As verbs the difference between chaff and pug

is that chaff is to use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter while pug is to mix and stir when wet.

chaff

English

Noun

(-)
  • The inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.
  • To separate out the chaff , early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.
  • * Dryden
  • So take the corn and leave the chaff behind.
  • By extension, any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
  • There are plenty of good books on the subject, but take care to separate the wheat from the chaff .
  • * Shakespeare
  • the chaff and ruin of the times
  • Loose material dropped from aircraft specifically to interfere with radar detection.
  • Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
  • * Wyatt
  • By adding chaff' to his corn, the horse must take more time to eat it. In this way ' chaff is very useful.
  • Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
  • Derived terms

    * separate the wheat from the chaff

    See also

    * bran

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
  • To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.
  • pug

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Term of endearment (probably related to puck).
  • A bargeman.
  • A harlot; a prostitute.
  • (Cotgrave)
  • A small dog of an ancient breed originating in China, having a snub nose, wrinkled face, squarish body, short smooth hair, and curled tail.
  • An upper servant in a great house.
  • The footprint of an animal. (Also pugmark ) (From the Hindi for 'foot', related to Sanskrit 'padh' and Greek 'ped')
  • Any compressed clay-like material mixed and worked into a soft, plastic condition for making bricks, pottery or for paving. (Also pug soil )
  • A pug mill.
  • (obsolete, slang) A pugilist or boxer.
  • (obsolete) An elf or hobgoblin.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • (obsolete) chaff; the refuse of grain
  • (Holland)
  • Any geometrid moth of the genus .
  • Derived terms

    * pug nose * pug-nosed

    Verb

    (pugg)
  • To mix and stir when wet.
  • to pug clay for bricks or pottery
  • To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound.
  • Anagrams

    * ---- ==Volap√ľk==

    Noun

    (vo-noun)
  • slaughter, slaughtering
  • butchery, butchering
  • Declension

    (vo-decl-noun)