whiffled

whiffle

[hwif-uhl, wif-]
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:
1550–60; whiff + -le

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whiffle (ˈwɪfəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to think or behave in an erratic or unpredictable way
2.  to blow or be blown fitfully or in gusts
3.  (intr) to whistle softly
 
[C16: frequentative of whiff1]

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whiffle
"flicker or flutter as if blown by the wind," 1662 (see whiff). The noun meaning "something light or insignificant" (1680) is preserved in whiffle-ball (1931).
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