WHIFFLE, v.i. [G., to doubt, to rove or wander, which seems to be allied to sweep.] To start, shift and turn; to change from one opinion or course to another; to use evasions; to prevaricate; to be fickle and unsteady.

A person of a whiffing and unsteady turn of mind, cannot keep close to a point of controversy.

WHIFFLE, v.t. To disperse with a puff; to scatter.

WHIFFLE, n. Anciently, a fife or small flute.