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Definition of "piffle" [pif•fle]

  • To talk or act feebly or futilely. (verb-intransitive)
  • Foolish or futile talk or ideas; nonsense. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "piffle" in a sentence
  • "He uses the word piffle but he doesn't sheet it home to a person, he refers to the statement itself, which is piffle, after all."
  • "In his speech Cameron will resurrect his claim - once described by the London mayor, Boris Johnson, as "piffle" - that society is "broken"."
  • "While we read these feeble arguments, which the newspapers would call piffle, how can we escape the conviction that evolution is in desperate need of argument?"