Synonyms of whiff in English:


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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
British informal pong, niff, hum
British rhyming slang pen and ink
Scottish informal guff
North American informal 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