Whiffle definitions

wĭf'əl, hwĭf'-
To blow in light gusts; puff.

The wind whiffled through the trees.

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To move lightly or erratically.

A butterfly whiffled past us.

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To make a light whistling noise.
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To blow, displace, or scatter with gusts of air.

The breeze whiffled the blinds.

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To blow fitfully; blow in puffs or gusts.
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To shift or veer about; vacillate.
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To blow or scatter with or as with a puff of wind.
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A short blow or gust.
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To blow a short gust.
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To waffle, talk aimlessly.
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(UK) To waste time.
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To travel quickly, whizz, whistle, with an accompanying wind-like sound.
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(ornithology, of a bird) To descending rapidly from a height once the decision to land has been made, involving fast side-slipping first one way and then the other.
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(intransitive) To waver, or shake, as if moved by gusts of wind; to shift, turn, or veer about.

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To wave or shake quickly; to cause to whiffle.
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To change from one opinion or course to another; to use evasions; to prevaricate; to be fickle.
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To disperse with, or as with, a whiff, or puff; to scatter.

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Origin of whiffle

1662, in sense “flutter as blown by wind", as whiff +"Ž -le (“(frequentive)") and (onomatopoeia) sound of wind, particularly a leaf fluttering in unsteady wind; compare whiff. Sense “something small or insignificant" is from 1680.