Whiff

Definition of Whiff

n.1.
1.A sudden expulsion of air from the mouth; a quick puff or slight gust, as of air or smoke.
But with the whiff and wind of his fell sword
The unnerved father falls.
- Shak.
The skipper, he blew a whiff from his pipe,
And a scornful laugh laughed he.
- Longfellow.
2.A glimpse; a hasty view.
3.(Zool.) The marysole, or sail fluke.
v. t.1.To throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff.
2.To carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff or blow away.
Old Empedocles, . . . who, when he leaped into Etna, having a dry, sear body, and light, the smoke took him, and whiffed him up into the moon.
- B. Jonson.
v. i.1.To emit whiffs, as of smoke; to puff.

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