I'm merely telling you what will happen if father accepts that piffling baronetcy.
Maybe it's only a piffling pocket, and we'll get souped for our pains.
He might as well have sat by his fire and read a piffling novel.
piffling business, I call it, this interfering with private correspondence.
Why don't you cut out all this piffling holy talk and go in for something you can do?
Second, I asked myself: What reason has she for pretending to be that piffling lunatic?
He went over to Santa Fe to see the governor–a piffling carpet-bagger.
Well; first, I knew my daughter couldn't be the piffling lunatic who does your war cookery articles.
This was no piffling little Gizeh pyramid, no simple tomb for a king.
"I don't think we ought to ask a great and busy lawyer to accommodate himself to our piffling social plans," replied Mrs. Joyce.
1847, of unknown origin, perhaps an alteration of trifle, by influence of piddle, etc. Or perhaps imitative of a puff of air, with a diminutive suffix. As a noun by 1890.