Whiffing
Whiff Whiff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whiffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiffing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff. [1913 Webster]

2. To carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff or blow away. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Whiffing — Whiff ing, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The act of one who, or that which, whiffs. [1913 Webster] 2. A mode of fishing with a hand line for pollack, mackerel, and the like. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • whiffing — hwɪf ,w n. scent; puff of air (often carrying smoke); hint or trace of; strikeout (Baseball); flatfish, British flounder v. blow; exhale; inhale; emit smoke; smoke (a cigarette); swing and miss a ball (Sports); strikeout (Baseball) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whiffing — whiffˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑whiff …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whiff — Whiff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whiffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiffing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff or blow away. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiffed — Whiff Whiff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whiffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiffing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff or blow away. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiffle — Whif fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whiffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiffling}.] [Freq. of whiff to puff, perhaps influenced by D. weifelen to waver.] [1913 Webster] 1. To waver, or shake, as if moved by gusts of wind; to shift, turn, or veer about.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiffled — Whiffle Whif fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whiffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiffling}.] [Freq. of whiff to puff, perhaps influenced by D. weifelen to waver.] [1913 Webster] 1. To waver, or shake, as if moved by gusts of wind; to shift, turn, or veer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiffling — Whiffle Whif fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whiffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiffling}.] [Freq. of whiff to puff, perhaps influenced by D. weifelen to waver.] [1913 Webster] 1. To waver, or shake, as if moved by gusts of wind; to shift, turn, or veer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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