Meaning of wifty-wafty in English:

wifty-wafty

adjective

  • Originally: characterized by wafting, floating movements. In later use chiefly figurative: lacking clarity, rigour, or precision; confused, unclear, imprecise.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal Physical Education. Reduplication (with vowel variation) of wafty.

Pronunciation

wifty-wafty

/ˌwɪftiˈwɑːfti/ /ˌwɪftiˈwɒfti/ /ˌwɪftiˈwafti/