Meaning of whiffle in English:



[no object]
  • 1Make 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. 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.

  • 2

    (also whiffle cut)
    US informal A very short haircut worn by US soldiers in the Second World War.


Mid 16th century frequentative (verb), diminutive (noun) of whiff.