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whiffle

play
verb whif·fle \ˈhwi-fəl, ˈwi-\

Definition of whiffle

whiffledwhiffling play \-f(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a of the wind :  to blow unsteadily or in gusts b :  vacillate

  3. 2 :  to emit or produce a light whistling or puffing sound

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to blow, disperse, emit, or expel with or as if with a whiff



Origin of whiffle

probably frequentative of whiff


First Known Use: 1568

Rhymes with whiffle


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