Horned-whiff



noun
1.
See under 2 .
[hwif, wif] /ʰwɪf, wɪf/
noun
1.
any of several flatfishes having both eyes on the left side of the head, of the genus Citharichthys, as C. cornutus (horned whiff) inhabiting Atlantic waters from New England to Brazil.
/wɪf/
noun
1.
a passing odour
2.
a brief gentle gust of air
3.
a single inhalation or exhalation from the mouth or nose
verb
4.
to come, convey, or go in whiffs; puff or waft
5.
to take in or breathe out (tobacco smoke, air, etc)
6.
(transitive) to sniff or smell
7.
(intransitive) (Brit, slang) to have an unpleasant smell; stink
/wɪf/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a narrow clinker-built skiff having outriggers, for one oarsman
n.

13c., weffe “foul scent or odor,” of imitative origin. Modern form became popular late 16c. with tobacco smoking, probably influenced by whiffle “blow in gusts or puffs” (1560s). The verb in the baseball slang sense “to swing at a ball and miss” first recorded 1913.

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