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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A short light gust of air; A strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike; A lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil;

Usage examples (35)
  • whiff out a prayer
  • Yes, it was not the "whiff" of a startled deer or moose, but struck the astonished boy more like the wailing cry of a distressed child.
  • Could it be that the mere "whiff" of "trial by jury" at
  • Yes the Met will be along soon enough once they get a'whiff 'of it! for more
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