piffle: noun
An exclamation of disbelief or dismissal, implying that any previous statement is a load of hogwash or merely the result of feverish imaginations working overtime.

piffle: verb
To move away in a manner best described as a combination of scuffling one's feet while bustling and taking quick busy steps.

Pif"fle (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Piffled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Piffling (?).]

To be sequeamish or delicate; hence, to act or talk triflingly or ineffectively; to twaddle; piddle.

[Dial. or Slang]

 

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Pif"fle, n.

Act of piffling; trifling talk or action; piddling; twaddle.

[Dial. or Slang]

"Futile piffle." Kipling.

 

© Webster 1913.

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