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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Definitions for piffle

  1. nonsense, as trivial or senseless talk.
  2. to talk nonsense.

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Citations for piffle
Piffle. Oh, my, such piffle. You want a house and children and a collie dog about as much as I do. John Updike, In the Beauty of the Lilies, 1996
It is evil piffle to assert that he aimed not at me (whom he had just seen in the library let us be consistent, gentlemen, ours is a rational world after all), but at the gray-locked gentleman behind me. Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire, 1962
Origin of piffle
Piffle arose in the 1840s. It is of unknown origin.
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