noun[mass noun] • informal
- Nonsense: it’s absolute piffle to say that violence is okMore example sentences
nonsense, rubbish, garbage, claptrap, balderdash, blather, blether, moonshine; foolishness, silliness• informal rot, tripe, hogwash, baloney, drivel, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, guff, eyewash, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, twaddle, dribbleScottish & Northern English • informal haversIrish • informal codologyBritish • vulgar slang bollocksAustralian/New Zealand • vulgar slang bulldust
- But there's a daunting heap of whimsical fairy-land nonsense and idiotic eastern-flavoured piffle to struggle through before you get to the bits you're likely to remember.
- I read a lot of facts most of which seemed absolute piffle, but I do think I ended up thinking that perhaps a properly controlled hunt is the best way of getting rid of a pest.
- A few relics of the pre-video area still survive, however, and Metro Cinema is bringing in two of the best examples of the rockumentary and one entertaining piece of piffle from those bygone days for your delectation.
mid 19th century: diminutive of imitative piff-.