from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express or indicate a usually sudden disappearance or ending.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Used to signify a sudden ending or disappearance
- interj. Used to signify sarcasm or disagreement
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He barely got his pants down before his sphincter relaxed, ever so slightly, which allowed a brief "pfft" to escape before the contents of his colon shot forth, much like the waters of a broken dam.
What you won't get is a quiet 'pfft' however - the level of sound moderation isn't super quiet like it is in the films - you DO get a thump, and if the bullet is supersonic (200m head shot, it better be), you're going to get a 'crack' from that.
And only a couple hundred murders ..... pfft, I am so worth more than that .... hey do you live on a pig farm? angdesj
TunaFish (UID#918) on September 11th, 2009 at 5: 15 pm pfft, its obvious that its got a silencer
To have gone all that way, done all the work, made all the announcements, and then pfft.
Again, pfft, not a factor to consider for this legislature.
My comp is blocking or not showing this image. pfft.
I bet Luntz would have suggested that if it were the Dems that proposed that. pfft.
He's in a big hurry! la fromagerie = cheese dairy, cheese shop la pintade = a pheasantlike bird, a type of guinea fowl la tomate séchée = sundried tomato pfft or pfut (exclamation) = bah! ça lui apprendra la patience!
(Kind of like when the fireworks make tons of noise going up and then pfft — nothing!)
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