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  • adjective colloquial Having a bad smell.


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  • Apparently there is something "whiffy" about these publicly made entries on the Register, because the company Flying Lion is not registered in the UK.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • You don't expect to hear Ranyevskaya dismiss Lopakhin's plan to build holiday homes on the old cherry orchard as "rank garbage", nor Gaev describe the estate's potential saviour as "you whiffy crap-artist".

    The Cherry Orchard - review

  • Like Ivan Lewis's eccentric proposal for striking off media malefactors, Monbiot's suggestion that being paid to write is, of itself, a faintly whiffy arrangement, one suspect enough to need confessing, is an extreme response to a real problem.

    Even if you show me yours, I'm not showing you mine | Catherine Bennett

  • If Replica occasionally drifts – literally – too close to the whiffy bongs and flotation tanks of 90s chillout, it's never predictable, and is best experienced in a continuous sitting, when Up's raindrop-like falling pianos and Submersible's game of spot-the-sample form a mostly engrossing journey into sound.

    Oneohtrix Point Never: Replica – review

  • Stagnant water in pools and bog holes can be rather whiffy, though, especially if disturbed.

    Locations: Kinder Scout, Derbyshire

  • Loudness was comedy to him, and his howl was whiffy with alcohol.


  • The singling out of Israel for criticism is decidedly whiffy.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • This may not effect the conclusion in what you write, but I think you lose credibility when some of the facts are whiffy.

    Edwards Sharpens Attack On Clintons And "Corporate Democrats"

  • Personally I hope you don ` t get it despair and are found being gnawed by Alsatians in a month or two when the cadavre gets whiffy.


  • After all the righteous indignation, the slightly whiffy quotes from "authorities", the lectures on what a formal education might have taught me, this is the best you can do: "I could defend what I've said if I wanted to, I just don't want to, I'm busy"?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...


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