- a puff or blast of air, wind, etc.
- a brief view; glance.
Origin of waff
1590–1600; derivative of dial. waff to wave
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Examples from the Web for waff
In Cumberland this apparition is known by the peasantry as a ‘swarth,’ and in Yorkshire by the name of a ‘waff.’The Ghost World
T. F. Thiselton (Thomas Firminger Thiselton) Dyer
A sudden affection, producing a bodily ailment; as a waff of cauld, S. 6.An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language
He was that prood he was walkin' sae far back on his heels that a waff o' win' wad hae couped him, and whustlin' 'Dark Lochnagar.'Erchie
(AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
"You are very much afraid of a waff of wind blowing on your cousin's name," I would cry.John Splendid
Waffle, wof′l, n. a kind of batter-cake, baked over the fire in an iron utensil of hinged halves called a Waff′le-ī′ron.
- a gust or puff of air
- a glance; glimpse
- to flutter or cause to flutter
C16: Scottish and northern English variant of wave
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