[hwif-uh l, wif-]
- to blow in light or shifting gusts or puffs, as the wind; veer or toss about irregularly.
- to shift about; vacillate; be fickle.
- to blow with light, shifting gusts.
Origin of whiffle
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Examples from the Web for whiffle
Then why not whiffle round now and just for a change be prepared for the best?Walter and the Wireless
Sara Ware Bassett
Would not any one who wished to whiffle have to go to a master of the art.
Would not anyone who wished to whiffle have to go to a master of the art?
Would not any one who wished to whiffle have to go to a master of the art?
She wandered into the park at the foot of Whiffle Street and sat down.The Girls of Central High at Basketball
Gertrude W. Morrison
- (intr) to think or behave in an erratic or unpredictable way
- to blow or be blown fitfully or in gusts
- (intr) to whistle softly
C16: frequentative of whiff 1
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Word Origin and History for whiffle
"flicker or flutter as if blown by the wind," 1660s; see whiff. The noun meaning "something light or insignificant" (1670s) is preserved in whiffle-ball (1931).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper