from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A little whiff.
- noun A whipper-snapper; a whipster; any insignificant or worthless person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A little whiff or puff.
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- noun A little
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That is how the whiffet pass on information from one generation to the next.
In exchange for human technology, the whiffet people basically hand over their offspring as indentured servants, or realistically, as slaves.
Read it to find out how the master and NN-721 begin to change the whiffet people into something others might recognize as human.
The master sees something very wrong with this relationship, and does anything and everything possible to try and get his whiffet to see the realities and problems inherent in a society based on slavery.
"I never felt sorry for the little whiffet before," said the fat jailer, when he came out.
I was washed out o 'the riggin', an 'when I come to I was on the beach here, wreckage all round, an' the sun shinin 'bright as a whiffet, an' me all beat out an 'water-logged.
"Don't come to me with your troubles, you nasty little whiffet," she cried.
He was a little whiffet of a man – "looked like a figure on a New Year's cake," Bobby Hargrew said.
One little whiffet told Dyckman to his face that it was a dastardly thing he had done.
First I miss seein 'this fire-eater bate the face off the big ilephant, Corrigan, an' yisterday I was figgerin 'on goin' to town -- but didn't; an 'I miss seein' that little whiffet of a Braman flyin 'through the windy.