Meaning of “waft” in the English Dictionary

"waft" in British English

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waftverb [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ]

uk /wɒft/ us /wɑːft/ literary

waftnoun [ C ]

uk /wɒft/ us /wɑːft/ literary

a smell or smoke that moves through the air:

Caroline caught the heady waft of the other woman's perfume.
A waft of smoke engulfed her.

(Definition of “waft” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"waft" in American English

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waftverb [ I/T ]

us /wɑft, wæft/

to move gently through the air, or to cause this to happen:

[ I always + adv/prep ] A warm breeze wafted through the city.

(Definition of “waft” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)