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Verb (intransitive)


whifflev. i. [Freq. of whiff to puff, perhaps influenced by D. weifelen to waver.].
  •  To waver, or shake, as if moved by gusts of wind; to shift, turn, or veer about.  D  [1913 Webster]
  •  To change from one opinion or course to another; to use evasions; to prevaricate; to be fickle.  [1913 Webster]
    "A person of whiffing and unsteady turn of mind can not keep close to a point of controversy."  [1913 Webster]
whifflev. t. 
  •  To disperse with, or as with, a whiff, or puff; to scatter.  Dr. H. More.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wave or shake quickly; to cause to whiffle.  [1913 Webster]
     A fife or small flute.  Douce.  [1913 Webster]


whiffle, v. & n.
1 intr. & tr. (of the wind) blow lightly, shift about.
2 intr. be variable or evasive.
3 intr. (of a flame, leaves, etc.) flicker, flutter.
4 intr. make the sound of a light wind in breathing etc.
--n. a slight movement of air.

whiffler n.
WHIFF + -LE(4)




VB blow, waft, blow hard, blow great guns, blow a hurricane, wuther, stream, issue, respire, breathe, puff, whiff, whiffle, gasp, wheeze, snuff, snuffle, sniff, sniffle, sneeze, cough, fan, ventilate, inflate, perflate, blow up.

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