- The definition of a whiff is a slight odor, or a puff of something.
- When you catch a brief hint of the odor of coffee in the morning from the coffee shop downstairs, this is an example of when you catch a whiff of coffee.
- If you sneak out to meet your boyfriend and feel like you are taking a big risk, this is an example of when there is a whiff of danger.
- Whiff is defined as to blow smoke in puffs.
When you blow smoke in front of someone while smoking, this is an example of when you whiff.
- a light puff or gust of air or wind; breath
- a slight wave or gust of odor; faint momentary smell: a whiff of garlic
- an inhaling or exhaling, as of tobacco smoke
- ☆ Informal a complete miss when attempting to hit something, as a golf ball, with a swinging motion
Origin of whiffechoic
- to blow or move in puffs, as in smoking
- Informal to miss completely when attempting to hit something, as a golf ball, with a swinging motion
- Slang to strike out in baseball
- a. A brief, passing odor carried in the air: a whiff of perfume.b. A very small trace: a whiff of self-pity in her remarks.
- An inhalation, as of air or smoke: Take a whiff of this pipe.
- A slight, gentle gust of air; a waft: A whiff of cool air blew into the room.
- Baseball A strikeout.
verbwhiffed, whiff·ing, whiffs
- To be carried in brief gusts; waft: puffs of smoke whiffing from the chimney.
- Sports To swing at and miss a ball or puck.
- Baseball To strike out. Used of a batter.
- To inhale through the nose; sniff: a dog whiffing the air.
- Baseball To strike out (a batter).
Origin of whiffPerhaps alteration of Middle English weffe, offensive smell.
- 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
- (figuratively) a slight sign of something; a glimpse
- (baseball) A strike (from the batter’s perspective)
- The megrim, a fish Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis.
(third-person singular simple present whiffs, present participle whiffing, simple past and past participle whiffed)
(comparative more whiff, superlative most whiff)
- (colloquial) Having a strong or unpleasant odor.