verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of whiff1
Related formswhiff·er, noun
Definition for whiff (2 of 2)
Origin of whiff2
Examples from the Web for whiff
There were stories of distant strife, in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Northern Ireland, and those stories had the whiff of a different era.
Nobody should waste their time penning letters that any pediatrician with a whiff of insight will ignore.
But alongside all the true-fandom, a whiff of regret lingers.Why The Tea Party Won’t Go Away And More Wisdom From Matt Kibbe|Michael Signer|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, she revived the war crimes tribunal: nearly four decades after the crimes, a whiff of justice.
And while worldly success sometimes has a whiff of demonic patronage, identification is dangerous.
You have not had a whiff with me for a long time, and here is a new church-warden waiting to be broken in.The Fourth Watch|H. A. Cody
It just goes "whiff" and six or eight long letters are done, so far as you're concerned.The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
This time he was weaving no fantasy round a whiff of violets.The Late Tenant|Louis Tracy
At the same instant a whiff of the acrid smoke from the distant furnace fires tingled in his nostrils, and he quickened his pace.The Quickening|Francis Lynde
I always fancy there is a whiff of sea air upon the hill there.'The Young Step-Mother|Charlotte M. Yonge