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Noun
A trace or hint of something bad, menacing, or exciting
“The smoke suggests a whiff of danger lurking around the corner.”
Noun
A smell that is only smelt briefly or faintly
“He heard faint movements, and caught a whiff of perfume.”
Noun
An unpleasant smell
“He caught a whiff of the stench of his own feet, and tossed the boots aside.”
Noun
A puff or breath of air or smoke
“When the doors eventually open and the audience totter in, the candidate had moved next door, leaving only a whiff of cigar smoke hanging in the air.”
Verb
To become aware of by means of the sense organs in the nose
“… whiffed the pot of chili on the stove and announced that he was staying for dinner.”
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