Whiff

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Whiff

  • (noun) a smell that is only smelt briefly or faintly. “I caught a whiff of eau de cologne”
  • (noun) an unpleasant smell.
  • (noun) an act of sniffing or inhaling. “I found my inhaler and took a deep whiff”
  • (noun) a trace or hint of something bad, menacing, or exciting. “there had been a whiff of financial scandal in the past”
  • (noun) a puff or breath of air or smoke. “whiffs of smoke emerged from the boiler”
  • (noun) (chiefly in baseball or golf) an unsuccessful attempt to hit the ball. get a
  • (noun) brief or faint smell of. “he whiffed the broth that was simmering on the stove”
  • (verb) get a brief or faint smell of. “he whiffed the broth that was simmering on the stove”

Whiff meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • कश, झलक, हल्की गन्ध, झोंका, उड़ कर आना

Whiff origin

  • late 16th century (originally in the senses ‘gust of wind’ and ‘inhalation of tobacco smoke’, also, as a verb, ‘blow with a slight gust’): imitative.
  • early 18th century: perhaps from whiff1.

Whiff our in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • India may soon break into the top 50 in ease of doing …, India is within touching distance of a place in the top 50 best places to do … The World Bank ranking comes as a whiff of fresh air for the Indian …
  • It’s time for Shillong’s cherry blossom festival, Pretty-in-pink blooms awash cherry blossom trees and the whiff of barbeque … music, and dance performances by natives of North East India.
  • Uttar Pradesh jail riot with cop torture and food grouse whiff, Five policemen including the deputy jailer at Gorakhpur jail were injured on Friday when a group of inmates attacked them at 6.30am and took …
  • India vs South Africa: Bowling allies and familiar follies, But once they get a whiff, this Indian attack can be ruthless. They reduced the Proteas to 136/6 at lunch. Even though Faf du Plessis fought a …
  • India’s booming appetite for opioids, For Indian cancer patients who once writhed in agony, there are ….. a reckless morphine addict or any whiff of scandal somewhere on the …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Whiff 

  • whiff sounds like SNIFF….I could sniff (smell) the fragrance of the flowers in a whiff of air.
  • WHI..WHY..SO why to give a HINT TO someone strange about your house..

Whiff pronunciation

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