Synonyms of whiff in English:


See definition of whiff


1‘I caught a whiff of peachy perfume’


faint smell, brief smell, trace, sniff, scent, odour, aroma

2‘there's a terrible whiff in here’


stench, stink, foul smell, reek, fetidness, effluvium, miasma

pong, niff, hum

rhyming slang pen and ink

Scottish guff

North American funk

rare fetor, malodour, mephitis, noisomeness

3‘there was the faintest whiff of irony in his letter’


trace, hint, note, suggestion, impression, suspicion, soupçon, touch, nuance, intimation, trifle, drop, dash, tinge, tincture, streak, vein, shred, crumb, shadow, breath, whisper, air, savour, flavour, element, overtone, scintilla, jot, bit, spot, speck, iota

informal smidgen, tad

4‘whiffs of smoke emerged from the boiler’


puff, gust, blast, rush, flurry, gale, breath, draught, waft