ETYM AC. ceaf; akin to Dutch kaf, German kaff.
1. Foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure.
2. Material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds; SYN. husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble.
ETYM Cf. Icel. tros rubbish, leaves, and twigs picked up for fuel, trassi a slovenly fellow, Swed. trasa a rag, tatter.
Worthless people; SYN. scum.