Definitions for whiffʰwɪf, wɪf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puff, puff of air, whiff(noun)

    a short light gust of air

  2. whiff(noun)

    a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

  3. whiff(verb)

    a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike

  4. sniff, whiff(verb)

    perceive by inhaling through the nose

    "sniff the perfume"

  5. whiff(verb)

    drive or carry as if by a puff of air

    "The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"

  6. whiff(verb)

    strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third

  7. puff, whiff(verb)

    smoke and exhale strongly

    "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"

  8. whiff(verb)

    utter with a puff of air

    "whiff out a prayer"


  1. whiff(Noun)

    A waft; a brief, gentle breeze; a light gust of air

  2. whiff(Noun)

    An odour carried briefly through the air

  3. whiff(Noun)

    A short inhalation of breath, especially of smoke from a cigarette or pipe

  4. whiff(Noun)

    A strike (from the batteru2019s perspective)

  5. whiff(Noun)

    The megrim, a fish with scientific name Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

  6. whiff(Verb)

    To waft.

  7. whiff(Verb)

    To sniff.

  8. whiff(Verb)

    To strike out.

  9. whiff(Verb)

    (slang) to attempt to strike and miss, especially being off-balance/vulnerable after missing.

  10. whiff(Adjective)

    Having a strong or unpleasant odor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whiff(noun)

    a sudden expulsion of air from the mouth; a quick puff or slight gust, as of air or smoke

  2. Whiff(noun)

    a glimpse; a hasty view

  3. Whiff(noun)

    the marysole, or sail fluke

  4. Whiff(verb)

    to throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff

  5. Whiff(verb)

    to carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff or blow away

  6. Whiff(verb)

    to emit whiffs, as of smoke; to puff

  7. Origin: [OE. weffe vapor, whiff, probably of imitative origin; cf. Dan. vift a puff, gust, W. chwiff a whiff, puff.]

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  • полъх, повейBulgarian
  • HauchGerman
  • soplo, hálito, bocanadasSpanish
  • henkäys, tuulahtaa, lasikampela, tuulahdus, tuoksahdus, nuuhkaista, lyödä ohiFinnish
  • bouffée, souffle, effluve, cardine francheFrench
  • vēsmaLatvian
  • vlaag, vleug, geuren, snuiven, geur, geurig, adem, teug, trek, ruiken, sterkDutch
  • запашок, затяжка, принюхиваться, дуновение, мегрим, дуть, веятьRussian

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