Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trifler; a twaddler.

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Examples

  • You softy -- you piffler -- you will never have had enough!

    Touch and Go

  • He tells us that Green apologised to his England team-mates for his elementary blunder straight after the match but reckons that West Ham's sometime-shot-stopper shouldn't have bothered because, according to Owen, who appears to have spotted a deviation in the trajectory of Clint Dempsey's piffler that no one else saw, the goal was all down to the new-fangled ball.

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  • The month after the startling triumph of a brainy presidential candidate, with the economy tanking and Texas staring at a $9 billion budget shortfall, our piffler-in-chief, Gov.

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