- to blow fitfully; blow in puffs or gusts: said of the wind
- to shift or veer about; vacillate
Origin: freq. of whiff
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verb whif·fled, whif·fling, whif·fles verb, intransitive
- To move or think erratically; vacillate.
- To blow in fitful gusts; puff: The wind whiffled through the trees.
- To whistle lightly.
Origin: Perhaps frequentative of whiff.