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intr.v. pif·fled, pif·fling, pif·fles
To talk or act feebly or futilely.
Foolish or futile talk or ideas; nonsense.
nonsense: to talk piffle.
(intr) to talk or behave feebly
[C19: origin uncertain]
n., v. -fled, -fling. Informal. n.
1. nonsense, as idle talk or trivial writing.v.i.
2. to talk or behave in a nonsensical way.
[1840–50; perhaps akin to puff]
Past participle: piffled
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|Noun||1.||piffle - trivial nonsense|
|Verb||1.||piffle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly|
blabber, palaver, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, gabble, gibber, blab, clack, maunder, chatter
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
|2.||piffle - act in a trivial or ineffective way|
noun (Informal) nonsense, rubbish, garbage (informal), hot air (informal), balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), pants (informal), rot, crap (slang), trash, bunk (informal), bullshit (taboo slang), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), bollocks (Brit. taboo slang), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, twaddle, tripe (informal), guff (slang), moonshine, hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), bunkum (chiefly U.S.), codswallop (Brit. slang), poppycock (informal), balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), hooey (slang), tommyrot, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), tarradiddle He talks such a load of piffle.