[ hwif-uhl, wif- ]
/ ˈʰwɪf əl, ˈwɪf- /
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verb (used without object), whif·fled, whif·fling.
to blow in light or shifting gusts or puffs, as the wind; veer or toss about irregularly.
to shift about; vacillate; be fickle.
verb (used with object), whif·fled, whif·fling.
to blow with light, shifting gusts.
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How to use whiffle in a sentence
For a considerable sound of breathing, not mere whiffling now, was coming from the Colonel—to his wife a sure sign.The Dark Flower|John Galsworthy
About four o'clock they broke in rain, which the wind drove horizontally with a cold whiffling murmur.The Patrician|John Galsworthy
If the flame is drawn strongly down for a continuance, without whiffling, you may begin to kindle a fire.
For a sound like the whiffling of a wind through dry sticks combined with the creaking of a saw had, impinged on his senses.The Burning Spear|John Galsworthy
Tom anybody will do, so long as they are not of this whiffling century.The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb|Charles Lamb
British Dictionary definitions for whiffle
/ (ˈwɪfəl) /
(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
C16: frequentative of whiff 1
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