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Whiffler definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WHIFFLER, n.
1. One who whiffles or frequently changes his opinion or course; one who uses sifts and evasions in argument.
2. A harbinger; perhaps one who blows the horn or trumpet.
3. A young man who goes before a company in London on occasions of public solemnity.

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier wifler, from obsolete wifle battle-ax Date: 1539 British one that clears the way for a procession II. noun Etymology: whiffle Date: 1607 1. a person who frequently changes opinions or course 2. a person who uses shifts and evasions in argument

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Whiffler Whif"fler, n. 1. One who whiffles, or frequently changes his opinion or course; one who uses shifts and evasions in argument; hence, a trifler.



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