Piffle

April 12, 2022

Piffle /pifel/ noun 

Definition: Piffle is a noun that means nonsense and senseless talk. It might become your new word to say when you’re flabbergasted about the atrocities someone is speaking about, and it is a fun word when you are frustrated. Piffle even sounds funny!

Etymology: The word piffle originally started to make its appearance in 1847. The actual origin of the word is unknown, but the word was originally created as a verb to mean “to talk or act in a trifling and ineffective way” around 1847. It is rumored that the word piffle might have come from the word trifle by the influence of the word piddle. There is also a theory that the word was meant to mock or sound like a puff of air.

In a Sentence

1. Anyone who thinks rape or domestic violence is okay is full of absolute piffle!

2. Did you just hear the piffle that came out of my 3 year old’s mouth? Kids say the darndest things!

3. There’s so much piffle going on around here that I can’t even hear myself think anymore!

4. I can’t stand to listen to piffle all the time.

Synonyms 

Blather, Rubbish

Antonyms 

Sense, Truth

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