waftage

waftage

[wahf-tij, waf-]
noun
1.
the act of wafting.
2.
the state of being wafted.

Origin:
1550–60; waft + -age

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waft (wɑːft, wɒft)
 
vb
1.  to carry or be carried gently on or as if on the air or water
 
n
2.  the act or an instance of wafting
3.  something, such as a scent, carried on the air
4.  a wafting motion
5.  nautical Also called: waif (formerly) a signal flag hoisted furled to signify various messages depending on where it was flown
 
[C16 (in obsolete sense: to convey by ship): back formation from C15 wafter a convoy vessel, from Middle Dutch wachter guard, from wachten to guard; influenced by waff]
 
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