whiffing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

whiffing

  1. present participle of whiff

Noun[edit]

whiffing ‎(plural whiffings)

  1. The act of one who, or that which, whiffs.
    • 2014, Charlotte MacLeod, The Grub-and-Stakers House a Haunt
      [] the tea had been poured from the cups into the deep saucers from which it would have been drunk with genteel blowings and whiffings, according to the custom of the time.
  2. A mode of fishing with a hand line for pollock, mackerel, etc.