Synonyms of whiff in English:

whiff


See definition of whiff

noun

1‘I caught a whiff of peachy perfume’

SYNONYMS

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

2‘there's a terrible whiff in here’

SYNONYMS

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

British informal pong, niff, hum

British informal, rhyming slang pen and ink

Scottish British informal guff

North American British informal funk

British informal, rare fetor, malodour, mephitis, noisomeness

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

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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’

SYNONYMS

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