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persiflage

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English

Etymology

From French, from persifler < per- + siffler (to whistle) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sībilō (whistle)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
persiflage

Plural
-

persiflage (-)
  1. Good-natured banter; raillery.
    After the third strike he returned to the bench to face the inevitable persiflage from his teammates.
  2. Frivolous, lighthearted discussion of a topic.
    Polite dinner calls for persiflage rather than in-depth possibly offensive discussion.

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Translations


French

Etymology

From persifler + -age

Alternative forms

Noun

persiflage m. (plural persiflages)

  1. Ridicule or malicious mockery made under the guise of good-natured raillery.

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