verb (used without object), pif·fled, pif·fling.
- piezogenic pedal papule,
- piezomagnetic effect,
- pig bed,
- pig boiling,
- pig dog
Origin of piffle
Examples from the Web for piffle
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?
All he could do was to lean up against his Desk and make marks and Piffle his Time away.More Fables|George Ade
But she did not intend to write a love story—that was piffle.Etheldreda the Ready|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Piffle called him a parrot; he returned the compliment by calling Piffle “the hundred-weight of bricks.”The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
With him, except incidentally, and when he is diverging from his proper line, one finds no mere "piffle."A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
Oh I see said the Earl but my own idear is that these things are as piffle before the wind.The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan|Daisy Ashford
Word Origin for piffle
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.