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whiff

noun

1 whiff

A short light gust of air.

synonyms: puff, puff of air.

Roget 349: wind, draught, flatus, afflatus, efflation, eluvium; air; breath, breath of air; puff, whiff, zephyr; blow, breeze, ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Dutch: adem, teug, vlaag, vleug, zuchtje



2 whiff

A lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil.

3 whiff

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

Dutch: vleug

verb

1 whiff

Perceive by inhaling through the nose.

synonym: sniff.

Roget 349: blow, waft; blow hard, blow great guns, blow a hurricane etc. n.; wuther; stream, issue.    respire, breathe, puff; ... show more

2 whiff

Drive or carry as if by a puff of air.

3 whiff

Strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third.

4 whiff

Smoke and exhale strongly:
— Whiff a pipe.

synonym: puff.

5 whiff

Utter with a puff of air.


Moby thesaurus: aroma, blast, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, bluster, bomb, breath, breath of air, breathe, breathe in, breeze, breeze up, brew, capful of wind, catchword, clue, come up ... show more.

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