Whiffler

Definition of Whiffler

Whif´fler
n.1.One who whiffles, or frequently changes his opinion or course; one who uses shifts and evasions in argument; hence, a trifler.
Every whiffler in a laced coat who frequents the chocolate house shall talk of the constitution.
- Swift.
2.One who plays on a whiffle; a fifer or piper.
3.An officer who went before procession to clear the way by blowing a horn, or otherwise; hence, any person who marched at the head of a procession; a harbinger.
Which like a mighty whiffler 'fore the king,
Seems to prepare his way.
- Shak.
4.(Zool) The golden-eye.
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