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Meaning of whiff

whiff

Pronunciation: (hwif, wif), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to blow or come in whiffs or puffs, as wind or smoke.
  2. to inhale or exhale whiffs, as in smoking tobacco.
  3. (of a batter) to strike out by swinging at and missing the pitch charged as the third strike.
—v.t.
  1. to blow or drive with a whiff or puff, as the wind does.
  2. to inhale or exhale (air, tobacco smoke, etc.) in whiffs.
  3. to smoke (a pipe, cigar, etc.).
  4. (of a pitcher) to cause (a batter) to whiff.

whiff

Pronunciation: (hwif, wif), [key]
  1. any of several flatfishes having both eyes on the left side of the head, of the genus Citharichthys, as C. cornutusinhabiting Atlantic waters from New England to Brazil. Cf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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