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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whiff \Whiff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whiffed; p. pr. & vb. n. Whiffing.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff or blow away. [1913 Webster] Old Empedocles, . . . who, when he leaped into Etna, having a dry, sear body, and light, the smoke took him, and whiffed him up into the moon. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]