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View synonyms for piffle

piffle

[ pif-uhl ]

noun

  1. nonsense, as trivial or senseless talk.


verb (used without object)

, pif·fled, pif·fling.
  1. to talk nonsense.

piffle

/ ˈpɪfəl /

noun

  1. nonsense

    to talk piffle



verb

  1. intr to talk or behave feebly

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Word History and Origins

Origin of piffle1

First recorded in 1840–50; perhaps akin to puff

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Word History and Origins

Origin of piffle1

C19: origin uncertain

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Example Sentences

Despite the best efforts of the Gowers family, the towers of piffle have continued to climb ever higher.

Of course, the book market suffers from being saturated by piffle and filth, but has this not always been the case?

"I don't know anything about that sort of piffle," said his guest, severely.

Piffle called him a parrot; he returned the compliment by calling Piffle “the hundred-weight of bricks.”

Potty, Pipes, and Piffle were very real to me, and lived like actual people in that dim garret.

She stared at this a long time, then she dipped a new pen in red ink and full across it she wrote "What rotten piffle!"

He became more witty, more masterful, while the repartee of his adversaries sank to wretched piffle.

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