from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To wave or flutter or to cause to do so.
  • n. A waving or fluttering motion.
  • n. A gust of air; a waft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of wave.
  • To bark.
  • Worthless; low-born; inferior; paltry.
  • n. The act of waving.
  • n. A hasty motion.
  • n. A slight stroke from any soft body.
  • n. A sudden or slight ailment: as, a waff o' cauld.
  • n. A spirit or ghost.


Middle English waffen, to wave, alteration of waven; see wave.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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