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In fighting games:

The act of performing a move that fails to connect with the opponent, whether it be on hit or on block.
After I whiffed a random d/f+2 against that Paul player, he hit me with a Deathfist and took a third of my lifebar.
by 133mhz December 19, 2005
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
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originally from the game of whiffle ball, specifically the sound the hollow plastic bat makes when one swings hard and misses the ball.
Also, it means to fail badly at a very simple task. This is a big put down.
"I can't believe you whiffed on that pop quiz. It was just one question. I thought everyone knew who Nixon was."
by Steven Herraiz January 21, 2008
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A quick smell of something that doesn't usually smell very nice.
by Wanon June 01, 2005
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To swing and miss in the game of baseball.
Often used to describe a player who swings and misses by a considerably margin and frequently.
*Miguel Olivo At Bat*
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by Peekay_ March 29, 2011
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An English word used informally with unpleasant, foul smells, often used as a synonym for sniff, scent, odour and aroma.

Etymology: The word became popular in the 16th century with tobacco smoking, probably influenced by whiffle "blow in gusts or puffs".
Hey babe come take a whiff of my feet, sweet right?
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