1 Make a soft sound, like that of breathing or a gentle wind.‘he snored, and as he breathed out he whiffled through loose lips’
- ‘I was leading the group, hacking through the undergrowth with my trusty knife when all of a sudden we heard a sound, barely perceptible, like a whiffling in the undergrowth.’
- 1.1Move or cause to move lightly as if blown by a puff of air.[no object] ‘the geese came whiffling down on to the grass’[with object] ‘the mouse whiffled its whiskers’
1A slight movement of air, or the sound of such a movement.
2US informal A very short haircut worn by US soldiers in the Second World War.
Mid 16th century: frequentative (verb), diminutive (noun) of whiff.