A waft; a brief, gentle breeze; a light gust of air (noun)
An odour carried briefly through the air (noun)
A short inhalation of breath, especially of smoke from a cigarette or pipe (noun)
a slight sign of something (noun)
A strike (from the batterâ€™s perspective) (noun)
The megrim, a fish with scientific name Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (noun)
To waft. (verb)
To sniff. (verb)
To strike out. (verb)
to attempt to strike and miss, especially being off-balance/vulnerable after missing. (verb)
Having a strong or unpleasant odor. (adjective)
Examples of word whiff
Actually when the revolution was about to be snuffed out, he got canons into the center of Paris and what he called a whiff of great shot he mowed down the rioters in a vicious by wholly successful attempt to defend the revolution.
I'll keep you posted on my experiments with it, in the meantime I'm more than happy to get my thrill by taking a whiff from the jar every now and then.
Imperialism itself to the retired elephant hunter who criticises Orwell's inability to put the beast out of its misery - apparently the trick is to aim for the point where the two eye-ear lines cross - these are never less than fascin - ating: a sudden sulphurous whiff from a world in which a writer finds himself turned into a glowing personal presence in the lives of thousands of ordinary people.
Herbert; â€œI'll shuffle my own fortune;â€ and seizing the cards, he handled them as knowingly as the sibyl herself, and ran over a jargon quite as unintelligible; and then holding them fast, quite out of Effie's reach, he ran on â€” â€œAh, ha â€” I see the mist going off like the whiff from a Dutchman's pipe; and here's a grand castle, and parks, and pleasure-grounds; and here am I, with a fair blue-eyed lady, within it.â€
The pipe was passed from mouth to mouth, each one taking a whiff, which is equivalent to the inviolable pledge of faith, of taking salt together among the ancient Britons.