Piffled
Piffle 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] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • piffled — f pifld] mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ Three glasses of booze and she was totally piffled. □ He was so piffled he couldn’t talk! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • piffled — pif·fle || pɪfl n. nonsense, meaningless talk v. talk nonsense, make meaningless statements …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Piffle — 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] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piffling — Piffle 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] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piffle — I. intransitive verb (piffled; piffling) Etymology: perhaps blend of piddle and trifle Date: circa 1878 to talk or act in a trivial, inept, or ineffective way II. noun Date: 1890 trivial nonsense < pseudo scientific piffle > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • piffle — /pif euhl/, n., v., piffled, piffling. Informal. n. 1. nonsense, as trivial or senseless talk. v.i. 2. to talk nonsense. [1840 50; perh. akin to PUFF] * * * …   Universalium

  • piffle — /ˈpɪfəl / (say pifuhl) Colloquial –noun 1. nonsense; idle talk. –verb (i) (piffled, piffling) 2. to talk nonsense. {compare Old English pyff puff} –piffler, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • piffed — [pift] 1. AND pifted [“piftad] tv. killed. (Past tense only. See also phfft.) □ He piffed his goldfish by mistake. □ The speeding car pifted the cat yesterday. 2. AND pifted [“piftad] mod. dead. □ What will I do with a pifted cat? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pif´fler — pif|fle «PIHF uhl», noun, verb, fled, fling. Informal. –n. silly talk or behavior; nonsense. –v.i. to talk or act in a weakly foolish, trifling, or ineffective manner: »They piddled and piffled with iron. I d given my orders for steel! (Rudyard… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pif|fle — «PIHF uhl», noun, verb, fled, fling. Informal. –n. silly talk or behavior; nonsense. –v.i. to talk or act in a weakly foolish, trifling, or ineffective manner: »They piddled and piffled with iron. I d given my orders for steel! (Rudyard Kipling) …   Useful english dictionary

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