Chaff vs Scuff - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between chaff and scuff
is that chaff
is the inedible parts of a grain-producing plant while scuff
is the back part of the neck; the scruff.
As verbs the difference between chaff and scuff
is that chaff
is to use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter while scuff
is to mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.
As an adjective scuff is
caused by scraping, usually with one's feet.
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.
By extension, any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
- So take the corn and leave the chaff behind.
- There are plenty of good books on the subject, but take care to separate the wheat from the chaff .
Loose material dropped from aircraft specifically to interfere with radar detection.
Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
- the chaff and ruin of the times
Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
- By adding chaff' to his corn, the horse must take more time to eat it. In this way ' chaff is very useful.
* separate the wheat from the chaff
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.
Caused by scraping, usually with one's feet.
- Someone left scuff marks in the sand.
To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.
, date=September 2
, title=Wales 2-1 Montenegro
, passage=The Montenegro captain was finding space at will and followed up with a speculative shot that he scuffed
wide, after Wales were slow in closing down the Juventus striker.}}
To scrape the feet while walking.
To hit lightly, to brush against.
, date=December 29
, author=Keith Jackson
, title=SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0
, work=Daily Record
, passage=Wallace threw himself at it to connect with a flying header. He looked a certain scorer but his effort scuffed
the inside of Fraser Forster’s post.}}
* scuff mark
The back part of the neck; the scruff.