- She climbed in the window with ease and as she approached the stairs she caught a whiff of perfume not belonging to Mrs. Chavez.
- He caught a whiff of her hair; it smelled like citrus.
- He heard faint movements, and caught a whiff of perfume.
- Plus an unpleasant whiff of effluent as in the previous week's remorseless attacks on Cherie Blair, not for anything she's said or done but for the way she looks.
- The smell, however, lingered on for a while and despite the baking sunshine, at week's end there still was a whiff of unpleasantness in the air.
- After all, who hasn't found themselves in the middle of a favourite movie only to catch a whiff of some foul miasma making its way merrily up your nostrils?
- I looked to Cory, who was seated in the front of the boat, holding his fingers to his nose and taking a deep whiff.
- I stepped into the shop, took a deep whiff of the powerful chocolate and sugar scents, and studied the pastry case.
- He took a deep whiff of the salty sea air and sighed.
- The word itself suggests scandal, a whiff of alterity: pornography.
- In danger of losing the whiff of exclusivity, haute couture is relying on the power of the lens to preserve the magic that put Christian Dior's name up in lights more than 50 years ago
- For all the whiff of street danger, this is a notably wussy, non-violent picture.
- It puffed a whiff of smoke and crouched down to their level.
- What with the puffs and whiffs of transparent smoke escaping in and out of every outlet and or pore of my body.
- The servants disappeared as if they were whiffs of smoke blown away by the wind.
- Expect a lot of foul balls and whiffs until you adjust to the speed.
- Questioned about his 43 whiffs in 250 at-bats, Furcal says strikeouts are part of the game.
- The big righthander had been working on a streak of five outings of 10 or more whiffs, including back-to-back games of 15 strikeouts heading into his start vs. Arizona.
- Most of the time the fielders are just standing around while the batters are whiffing and, all of a sudden, the fielder makes an error on a ground ball because he is not ready.
- In his 14-year career, he whiffed only 114 times, fewer times than many of today's hitters strike out in one season.
- The strikeout numbers stayed low, with Barry never whiffing 70 times in a season.
Late 16th century (originally in the senses 'gust of wind' and 'inhalation of tobacco smoke', also, as a verb, 'blow with a slight gust'): imitative.
Words that rhyme with whiffbiff, cliff, glyph, if, kif, miff, niff, quiff, riff, skew-whiff, skiff, sniff, spliff, stiff, tiff
Early 18th century: perhaps from whiff1.
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