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Synonyms for whiff
ʰwɪf, wɪfwhiff

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  1. whiffnoun

    waft, sniff, puff

  2. whiffnoun

    A waft; a brief, gentle breeze; a light gust of air

    waft, sniff, puff

  3. whiffnoun

    An odour carried briefly through the air

    sniff, puff, waft

  4. whiffnoun

    To strike out.

    puff, sniff, waft

  5. whiffnoun

    A strike (from the batter’s perspective)

    puff, sniff, waft

  6. whiffnoun

    The megrim, a fish with scientific name Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

    puff, waft, sniff

Princeton's WordNet

  1. puff, puff of air, whiffnoun

    a short light gust of air

    pull, pouffe, quilt, puff of air, drag, comfort, blow, comforter, hassock, powderpuff, ottoman, puff

  2. whiffnoun

    a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

    puff, puff of air

  3. whiffverb

    a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike

    puff, puff of air

  4. sniff, whiffverb

    perceive by inhaling through the nose

    "sniff the perfume"

    sniffle, sniff, puff

  5. whiffverb

    drive or carry as if by a puff of air

    "The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"

    sniff, puff

  6. whiffverb

    strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third

    sniff, puff

  7. puff, whiffverb

    smoke and exhale strongly

    "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"

    blow up, drag, heave, huff, chuff, sniff, puff up, pant, puff out, gasp, draw, puff

  8. whiffverb

    utter with a puff of air

    "whiff out a prayer"

    sniff, puff

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whiffnoun

    puff, blast, sudden gust

  2. whiffverb


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "whiff":

    puff, smell, breath, odour

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How to use whiff in a sentence?

  1. Richard Clayton of Cambridge University:

    It's not so much a smoking gun as a faint whiff of smoke a long way away. Maybe there's something else going on. It's hard to tell.

  2. -Chapman Cohen:

    Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

  3. Jerry Morgan:

    He would be the last person on earth I would suspect, if I would have had even of whiff of that I would have fired him and slapped him upside his head.

  4. Marik Stern:

    A lot of us have developed a political identity different to our parents, they came here with a great antagonism to socialism and anything that has even a whiff of Soviet to it. They are very capitalist.

  5. Leo Grohowski:

    Stagflation is probably the worst word of vocabulary for financial markets because it's the worst of both worlds. Inflation stays high and the economy slows, i think we're getting a whiff of stagflation now.

Translations for whiff

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  • повей, полъхBulgarian
  • HauchGerman
  • bocanadas, soplo, hálitoSpanish
  • henkäys, nuuhkaista, tuoksahdus, tuulahdus, lasikampela, lyödä ohi, tuulahtaaFinnish
  • bouffée, souffle, effluve, cardine francheFrench
  • vēsmaLatvian
  • ruiken, sterk, trek, geurig, teug, adem, vlaag, geur, snuiven, geuren, vleugDutch
  • дуновение, принюхиваться, мегрим, дуть, веять, затяжка, запашокRussian
  • کفناUrdu

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