Piffling



[pif-ling] /ˈpɪf lɪŋ/

adjective
1.
of little worth; trifling; piddling:
piffling efforts.
[pif-uh l] /ˈpɪf əl/ Informal.
noun
1.
nonsense, as trivial or senseless talk.
verb (used without object), piffled, piffling.
2.
to talk nonsense.
/ˈpɪflɪŋ/
adjective
1.
worthless, trivial
/ˈpɪfəl/
noun
1.
nonsense: to talk piffle
verb
2.
(intransitive) to talk or behave feebly
v.

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.

interjection

A mild exclamation of disbelief, contradiction, rejection, etc (1914+)

noun

Nonsense; baloney, bunk: the kind of piffle actors have to go up against (1890+)

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