- 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
Related Words for whifflewobble, shake, lurch, careen, teeter, falter, reel, waffle, seesaw, waver, fluctuate, dither, oscillate, hesitate, pause, vacillate, tremble, vary, sway, quiver
Examples from the Web for whiffle
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for whiffle
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).