piffle

[pif-uhl] Informal.
noun
1.
nonsense, as trivial or senseless talk.
verb (used without object), piffled, piffling.
2.
to talk nonsense.

Origin:
1840–50; perhaps akin to puff

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piffle (ˈpɪfəl)
 
n
1.  nonsense: to talk piffle
 
vb
2.  (intr) to talk or behave feebly
 
[C19: origin uncertain]

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piffle
1847, of unknown origin, perhaps an alteration of trifle, by influence of piddle, etc. Or perhaps onomatopoeic of a puff of air, with a dim. suffix.
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Example sentences
Lengthy off-topic piffle is best shared with a relevant readership.
Shrugging off this award ceremony is petty partisan piffle.
What piffle trading is no more stressful than other jobs such as parking meter attending or being a politician.
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