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Definition of whiff noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1whiff (of something) a smell, especially one that you only smell for a short time a whiff of cigar smoke He caught a whiff of perfume as he leaned toward her.
  2. 2whiff (of something) a slight sign or feeling of something a whiff of danger
  3. 3(in golf or baseball) an unsuccessful attempt to hit the ball
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: whiff

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