whiff Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"whiff" in British English

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whiffnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /wɪf/
a ​slightsmell, ​carried on a ​current of ​air: He ​leaned towards me and I caught/got a whiff ofgarlic. During the first few ​months of ​pregnancy the ​slightest whiff offoodcooking made my ​stomachturn.a whiff of sth a ​slightsign of something: They ​regularlyholdelections without a whiff of ​corruption or ​violence.
(Definition of whiff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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whiffnoun [C]

 us   /hwɪf, wɪf/
a ​smell that you ​noticebriefly: I got a whiff of ​perfume as she ​walked by. fig. A whiff of ​scandal was in the ​air.
(Definition of whiff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “whiff”
in Spanish bocanada, vaharada, soplo…
in Vietnamese luồng hơi…
in Malaysian bau…
in Thai กลิ่นอ่อน ๆ…
in French odeur, bouffée…
in German der Hauch…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一阵气味,一股味道…
in Turkish hafif koku, esinti…
in Russian запах…
in Indonesian hembusan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一陣氣味,一股味道…
in Polish zapach, woń…
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