Israel is now a country whose own social-affairs minister warns of “a whiff of fascism” in national politics.
The Gunpowder green tea simple syrup adds complexity, and the hopped bitters add a whiff of cannabis.
Nobody should waste their time penning letters that any pediatrician with a whiff of insight will ignore.
Why agree to join second-tier candidates in the South Carolina event and then whiff when it comes to your chief competitor?
But alongside all the true-fandom, a whiff of regret lingers.
Do you know, I've been thinkin' that a whiff o' salt air would do me a sight o' good.
Now, Peter came so fast that the air whistled about him, jumped—and whiff!
He wrinkled and wrinkled his little black nose in an effort to smell the intruder, but not a whiff could he get.
Her hair had been crimped and Jerry caught a whiff of perfume.
When they got a whiff of redskin on the chilly mountain breeze.
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.