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  1. draff(Noun)

    dregs; the wash given to swin or cows; hogwash or waste matter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Draff(noun)

    refuse; lees; dregs; the wash given to swine or cows; hogwash; waste matter

  2. Draff(noun)

    the act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as Draught

  3. Draff(noun)

    a selecting or detaching of soldiers from an army, or from any part of it, or from a military post; also from any district, or any company or collection of persons, or from the people at large; also, the body of men thus drafted

  4. Draff(noun)

    an order from one person or party to another, directing the payment of money; a bill of exchange

  5. Draff(noun)

    an allowance or deduction made from the gross veight of goods

  6. Draff(noun)

    a drawing of lines for a plan; a plan delineated, or drawn in outline; a delineation. See Draught

  7. Draff(noun)

    the form of any writing as first drawn up; the first rough sketch of written composition, to be filled in, or completed. See Draught

  8. Draff(noun)

    a narrow border left on a finished stone, worked differently from the rest of its face

  9. Draff(noun)

    a narrow border worked to a plane surface along the edge of a stone, or across its face, as a guide to the stone-cutter

  10. Draff(noun)

    the slant given to the furrows in the dress of a millstone

  11. Draff(noun)

    depth of water necessary to float a ship. See Draught

  12. Draff(noun)

    a current of air. Same as Draught

  13. Origin: [Cf. D. draf the sediment of ale, Icel. draf draff, husks. Cf. 1st Drab.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Draff

    draf, n. dregs: the refuse of malt that has been brewed from.—adjs. Draff′ish, Draff′y, worthless. [Prob. related to Dut. draf, Ger. träber.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of draff in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of draff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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