英 [tʃɑːf; tʃæf]
- n. 糠；谷壳；无价值的东西
- vi. 开玩笑；打趣
- vt. 开玩笑；逗趣
来自PIE*gep, 咬，咀嚼，词源同jaw, jowl.
- chaff (n.)
- "husks," Old English ceaf "chaff," probably from Proto-Germanic *kaf- "to gnaw, chew" (cognates: Middle Dutch and Dutch kaf, German Kaff), from PIE root *gep(h)- "jaw, mouth" (see jowl (n.1)). Used figuratively for "worthless material" from late 14c.
- 1. It isn't always easy to separate the wheat from the chaff.
- 2. An old bird is not to be caught with chaff.
- 3. Old birds are not to be caught with chaff.
- 4. Sift out the wheat from the chaff.
- 5. When all the applications came in, our first task was to separate the wheat from the chaff.
- 当所有申请表送来的时候, 我们第一项任务是区分优劣.
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