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December 21, 2021

Waft /wäft/ noun, verb

Definition: As a noun, waft means a soft movement. As a verb, it means to pass through easily, as if in the air. It also means to send or convey lightly, as if in flight.

Etymology: Waft probably comes from middle Dutch or low German, from the word “wachten,” which means “to guard.” It’s related to waken, which means “to rouse from sleep.” It could come from waff in the northern dialect, which means “to cause to move to and fro.” It’s used as both a noun and verb in the English language today.

In a Sentence

The scent of chicken soup wafted into our house.

We heard the sound of music wafting into our yard from the neighbor’s house.

The singer wafted kisses to the audience.


Drift, Glide, Breath, Breeze


Settle, Sink


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