What does whiff mean?

Definitions for whiff
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whiff.

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"

Wiktionary

  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 batter's 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

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

  2. Whiff(noun)

    a glimpse; a hasty view

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

  3. Whiff(noun)

    the marysole, or sail fluke

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

  4. Whiff(verb)

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

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

  5. Whiff(verb)

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

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

  6. Whiff(verb)

    to emit whiffs, as of smoke; to puff

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whiff

    hwif, n. a sudden puff of air or smoke from the mouth: a slight blast: a light kind of outrigger boat: (prov.) a glimpse.—v.t. to throw out in whiffs: to puff.—v.i. to go out or off in a whiff.—ns. Whiff′er; Whiff′et, a whipper-snapper.—v.i. Whiff′le, to veer about, blow in gusts: to be fickle: to prevaricate: to talk idly.—n. a fickle, light-headed person.—ns. Whiff′ler, a fickle person: a herald, usher, piper, leading the way in a procession; Whiff′lery, levity; Whift, a breath, snatch. [W. chwiff, a puff; imit.]

  2. Whiff

    hwif, v.i. to fish with a hand-line.—n. Whiff′ing. [Whip.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. whiff

    The Rhombus cardina, a passable fish of the pleuronect genus. Also, a slight fitful breeze or transient puff of wind.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiff in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of whiff in a Sentence

  1. Chapman Cohen:

    Gods are fragile things they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

  2. Jerry Morgan:

    He would be the last person on earth I would suspect, if I would have had even of whiff of that I would have fired him and slapped him upside his head.

  3. -Chapman Cohen:

    Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

  4. Chapman Cohen, (1868-1954):

    Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

  5. Marik Stern:

    A lot of us have developed a political identity different to our parents, they came here with a great antagonism to socialism and anything that has even a whiff of Soviet to it. They are very capitalist.

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Translations for whiff

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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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