Share this entry

whiff
British English: /wɪf/
American English: /(h)wɪf/

Translation of whiff in German:

noun

  • 1 (smell) (puff, breath)
    Hauch, der
    whiffs of smoke
    Rauchwölkchen
    a whiff of honeysuckle
    ein leichter Geißblattduft
    the whiff from his smelly feet
    der Geruch seiner Schweißfüße
    give her another whiff of chloroform
    gib ihr noch mal etwas Chloroform
    catch a whiff of something
    den Hauch von etwas spüren
  • 2 [figurative]
    (trace)
    Hauch, der
    the faintest whiff of sentiment
    der leiseste Anflug von Sentimentalität

Definition of whiff in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day innocuous
    Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
    adjective
    not harmful or offensive