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waff

[ waf, wahf ]
/ wæf, wɑf /
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noun Scot. and North England.
a puff or blast of air, wind, etc.
a brief view; glance.
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Origin of waff

1590–1600; derivative of dial. waff to wave
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British Dictionary definitions for waff

waff
/ (wæf, wɑːf) /

noun Scot and Northern English dialect
a gust or puff of air
a glance; glimpse
verb
to flutter or cause to flutter

Word Origin for waff

C16: Scottish and northern English variant of wave
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