Draff
Draff Draff, n. [Cf. D. draf the sediment of ale, Icel. draf draff, husks. Cf. 1st {Drab}.] Refuse; lees; dregs; the wash given to swine or cows; hogwash; waste matter. [1913 Webster]

Prodigals lately come from swine keeping, from eating draff and husks. -- Shak. [1913 Webster]

The draff and offal of a bygone age. -- Buckle. [1913 Webster]

Mere chaff and draff, much better burnt. -- Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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  • draff — [draf] n. [ME draf < ON, akin to Ger dial. treber (pl.), dregs < IE * dhrābh < base * dher , dirty, somber > DARK] refuse or dregs, esp. of malt after brewing …   English World dictionary

  • draff — Grain Grain (gr[=a]n), n. [F. grain, L. granum, grain, seed, small kernel, small particle. See {Corn}, and cf. {Garner}, n., {Garnet}, {Gram} the chick pea, {Granule}, {Kernel.}] [1913 Webster] 1. A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draff — draffy, adj. /draf/, n. dregs, as in a brewing process; lees; refuse. [1175 1225; ME draf; c. Icel, D draf; akin to D drab (see DRAB2), G Treber draff] * * * …   Universalium

  • draff — noun dregs; the wash given to swin or cows; hogwash or waste matter …   Wiktionary

  • draff — dræf n. draught; breeze; refuse; lees; dregs; hogwash; waste matter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • draff — [draf] noun literary dregs or refuse. Origin ME: perh. related to Ger. Treber, Träber husks, grains , and to drivel …   English new terms dictionary

  • draff — n. Refuse, lees, dregs, sediment, scum, rubbish, stuff, waste or worthless matter …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • draff — /dræf/ (say draf) noun refuse, especially of malt after brewing; lees; dregs. {Middle English draf dregs} –draffy, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • draff — Waste matter, sweepings, refuse, lees, or dregs. In weighing commodities the term signifies dust and dirt, and not what is generally meant by draught or draft (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

  • draff — Waste matter, sweepings, refuse, lees, or dregs. In weighing commodities the term signifies dust and dirt, and not what is generally meant by draught or draft (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

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