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English definition of “whiff”

whiff

noun [C usually singular] uk   /wɪf/ us  
a slight smell, carried on a current of air: He leaned towards me and I caught/got a whiff of garlic. During the first few months of pregnancy the slightest whiff of food cooking made my stomach turn. a whiff of sth a slight sign of something: They regularly hold elections without a whiff of corruption or violence.
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