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whiff

whiff

 
 
pronunciation:
wIf
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a trace of odor carried on the air.
similar words:
smell, wind
definition 2: a single inhalation.
Take a whiff of this tobacco.
definition 3: a light brief gust or puff of air, smoke, or the like.
definition 4: a trace or slight outburst.
a whiff of corruption
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: whiffed, whiffing, whiffs
definition 1: to inhale in puffs; sniff.
definition 2: to blow or be blown in gusts or puffs.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to inhale (something) in puffs; sniff; smoke (tobacco).
definition 2: to blow or carry in gusts or puffs.
derivation: whiffer (n.)