Definition for piffling (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), pif·fled, pif·fling.
Origin of piffle
Examples from the Web for piffling
Maybe it's only a piffling pocket, and we'll get souped for our pains.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
Earthly marriages are piffling in comparison with that ceremony.The Skylark of Space|Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Why don't you cut out all this piffling holy talk and go in for something you can do?The Preacher of Cedar Mountain|Ernest Thompson Seton
This was no piffling little Gizeh pyramid, no simple tomb for a king.The Sky Is Falling|Lester del Rey
Well; first, I knew my daughter couldn't be the piffling lunatic who does your war cookery articles.The Title|Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for piffling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for piffling (2 of 2)
Word Origin for piffle
Word Origin and History for piffling
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.