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[hwif-it, wif-] /ˈʰwɪf ɪt, ˈwɪf-/
Informal. an insignificant person; whippersnapper.
Origin of whiffet
1795-1805, Americanism; whiff1 + -et, modeled on whippet Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The kingbird will worry the hawk as a whiffet dog will worry a bear.

  • So by the time old whiffet was ready to begin every bench was filled.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • The king-bird will worry the hawk as a whiffet dog will worry a bear.

  • Needless to say whiffet kept her plan a secret as she knew that Mother Squirrel would never consent.

    Whiffet Squirrel

    Julia Greene
  • Just then Polly turned over in her sleep and whiffet scampered up the limb and back home as fast as she could run.

    Whiffet Squirrel

    Julia Greene
  • whiffet as usual bossed her brothers and made them each take a handle of the trunk and carry it across the floor to the chair.

    Whiffet Squirrel

    Julia Greene
  • whiffet Squirrel the tiniest of the three could think of more mischief than her two big brothers Skiffet and Skud put together.

    Whiffet Squirrel

    Julia Greene
  • Underneath she found the little mirror, brush, comb, and powder puff where whiffet had carefully hidden them.

    Whiffet Squirrel

    Julia Greene
  • whiffet, Skiffet and Skud led a jolly life in the old chestnut tree.

    Whiffet Squirrel

    Julia Greene
  • “Turn to one—of our—old favorites,” poor old whiffet murmured, still fumbling the pages of the book.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas

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