Definition of whiffy in English:



  • Having an unpleasant smell.

    ‘whiffy socks’
    • ‘Docherty is, at this very moment, embodying the phenomenon by wearing combat trousers and a furry-hooded anorak and being, frankly, a bit whiffy.’
    • ‘This, I thought contemplating another few cramped and whiffy hours, had better be worth it.’
    • ‘Anyway, I certainly wasn't going to get into all this with a greying and slightly whiffy street person who I barely knew and right in front of my office too - so I just replied, ‘No.’’
    • ‘Tempting as it was to pass round the oatcakes and crack open a bottle of Burgundy there and then, its whiffy pong soon ruled out any chance of afternoon nibbles.’
    • ‘Certain parts of Shanghai are already fairly malodorous, and as the temperature rises in the coming months, our noses are already set to be treated to more whiffy wafts.’
    • ‘I have some other stuff I'll change into when the suit gets a bit whiffy.’
    • ‘It's about time we had that in sweaty old London during the summer - how many times have you been stuck underground, or elsewhere, next to some whiffy old so-and-so in his crumbled suit?’
    • ‘I nipped over to see if I could squeeze on the bus, but found the compact upstairs compartment a bit too, well, whiffy.’
    • ‘The group of people there will almost certainly contain a number of men my age who are unshaven, whiffy, and wearing the same dirty tee shirt they slept in.’
    • ‘A couple of drinks later, the prospect of taking a shower no longer appeals; they're only going to stuff themselves back into a whiffy old drysuit and get back in the water tomorrow, so why bother?’
    • ‘It's also starting to smell like a greenhouse - those tomato plants are really whiffy!’
    • ‘I suspect they used the same one for the entire film and just sprayed it with room deodoriser when it started getting whiffy.’
    • ‘There is no escape, you're going to have to walk past stalls dripping with ethnic jewellery, steaming stir fries, pseudo-Wiccan paperbacks, whiffy candles and t-shirts emblazoned with hemp leaves.’
    • ‘Trick is keeping the soap whiffy, so that means changing it every month or so.’
    • ‘The island's speciality is dried seafood, and trays of whiffy prawns and cuttlefish stained the evening air.’
    • ‘For a few days we have been conscious of a bit of a whiffy smell.’
    • ‘Some old guys don't wash and change their clothes as often as they might and this one was a little on the whiffy side.’
    • ‘A decade ago, videogaming could still be accurately characterised as the preserve of quiet, inward-looking and often fairly whiffy teenage boys with too much time on their hands.’
    • ‘A colleague assures me this is simply the smell of summer - alternative theatre venues are notoriously whiffy.’
    • ‘The plane is stuffy and the toilets are getting whiffy.’
    unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful, dreadful, horrible, terrible, vile, foul, abominable, frightful, loathsome, revolting, repulsive, odious, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, repellent, repugnant, horrendous, hideous, appalling, atrocious, offensive, objectionable, obnoxious, unpalatable, unsavoury, unappetizing, off-putting, uninviting, dirty, filthy, squalid
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