Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Definitions for persiflage
- light, bantering talk or writing.
- a frivolous or flippant style of treating a subject.
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Citations for persiflage
Now go away then, and leave me alone. I don't want any more of your meretricious persiflage.
It was impossible that the thick hempen rope could be unknotted by such persiflage as this.
Origin of persiflage
Persiflage entered English in the 1750s. It is derived from the French word persifler meaning "to banter."