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whiffle

[hwif-uh l, wif-] /ˈʰwɪf əl, ˈwɪf-/
verb (used without object), whiffled, whiffling.
1.
to blow in light or shifting gusts or puffs, as the wind; veer or toss about irregularly.
2.
to shift about; vacillate; be fickle.
verb (used with object), whiffled, whiffling.
3.
to blow with light, shifting gusts.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; whiff + -le
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British Dictionary definitions for whiffled

whiffle

/ˈwɪfəl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to think or behave in an erratic or unpredictable way
2.
to blow or be blown fitfully or in gusts
3.
(intransitive) to whistle softly
Word Origin
C16: frequentative of whiff1
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Word Origin and History for whiffled

whiffle

v.

"flicker or flutter as if blown by the wind," 1660s; see whiff. The noun meaning "something light or insignificant" (1670s) is preserved in whiffle-ball (1931).

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