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Noun: whiff  wif
  1. A short light gust of air
    - puff, puff of air
     
  2. A lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil
     
  3. A strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
Verb: whiff  wif
  1. Perceive by inhaling through the nose
    "whiff the perfume";
    - sniff
     
  2. Drive or carry as if by a puff of air
    "The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"
     
  3. (baseball) strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
     
  4. Smoke and exhale strongly
    "whiff a pipe";
    - puff
     
  5. Utter with a puff of air
    "whiff out a prayer"

Derived forms: whiffs, whiffed, whiffing

Type of: blast, blow, gust, lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder, mouth, smell, smoke, speak, strike out, strikeout, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Part of: Citharichthys, genus Citharichthys

Encyclopedia: Whiff