Definitions for whiffʰwɪf, wɪf
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a slight gust or puff of wind, air, vapor, smoke, or the like.
a slight trace of odor or smell:
a whiff of onions.
a single inhalation or exhalation of air, tobacco smoke, etc.
a trace or hint:
a whiff of scandal.
(v.i.)to blow or come in whiffs or puffs, as wind or smoke.
to inhale or exhale whiffs, as in smoking tobacco.
Ref: fan1 (def. 15). 1 1 22
(v.t.)to blow or drive with a whiff or puff, as the wind does.
to inhale or exhale (air, tobacco smoke, etc.) in whiffs.
to smoke (a pipe, cigar, etc.).
Ref: fan1 (def. 11). 1 1 17
Origin of whiff:
1585–95; of expressive orig.; cf. ME weffe whiff of steam
puff, puff of air, whiff(noun)
a short light gust of air
a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil
a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
perceive by inhaling through the nose
"sniff the perfume"
drive or carry as if by a puff of air
"The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"
strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
smoke and exhale strongly
"puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"
utter with a puff of air
"whiff out a prayer"
A waft; a brief, gentle breeze; a light gust of air
An odour carried briefly through the air
A short inhalation of breath, especially of smoke from a cigarette or pipe
A strike (from the batteru2019s perspective)
The megrim, a fish with scientific name Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis
To strike out.
(slang) to attempt to strike and miss, especially being off-balance/vulnerable after missing.
Having a strong or unpleasant odor.
a sudden expulsion of air from the mouth; a quick puff or slight gust, as of air or smoke
a glimpse; a hasty view
the marysole, or sail fluke
to throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff
to carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff or blow away
to emit whiffs, as of smoke; to puff
Translations for whiff
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden puff (of air, smoke, smell etc)
a whiff of petrol; a whiff of cigar smoke.
- نَسْمَة هواء، نَفْحَهArabic
- baforada / soproPortuguese (BR)
- der HauchGerman
- πνοή, μυρωδιάGreek
- bocanada, vaharada, soploSpanish
- odeur, boufféeFrench
- שְאִיפָה, רֵיחHebrew
- dah, dašakCroatian
- púst, blástur, smágustur, dauf lyktIcelandic
- folata; zaffataItalian
- (바람, 연기 등의) 한 번 불기Korean
- dvelktelėjimas, dūmelisLithuanian
- dvesma; pūsmaLatvian
- pust, eim, blåsNorwegian
- powiew, obłokPolish
- adiere; mirosRomanian
- vonj; puhSlovenian
- pust, fläkt, puffSwedish
- กลิ่นอ่อน ๆThai
- hafif esinti/kokuTurkish
- 一陣(風、煙、氣味等)Chinese (Trad.)
- подув, струміньUkrainian
- ہلکا سا جھونکاUrdu
- luồng hơiVietnamese
- 一阵气味Chinese (Simp.)
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