piffle

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Piffle \Pif"fle\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Piffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piffling}.] To be sequeamish or delicate; hence, to act or talk triflingly or ineffectively; to talk nonsense or about trivial matters; to twaddle; piddle. [Dial. or Slang]

Syn: chatter, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]

2. To act in a trivial or ineffective way. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Piffle \Pif"fle\, noun Act of piffling; trifling talk or action; piddling; twaddle. [Dial. or Slang] "Futile piffle." --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

piffle

noun

1: trivial nonsense [syn: {balderdash}, {fiddle-faddle}, {piffle}]

verb

1: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: {chatter}, {piffle}, {palaver}, {prate}, {tittle- tattle}, {twaddle}, {clack}, {maunder}, {prattle}, {blab}, {gibber}, {tattle}, {blabber}, {gabble}]

2: act in a trivial or ineffective way


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