pfft


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pfft

1. An onomatopoeic interjection representing a sudden cessation, disappearance, or ending (of something). (Meant to simulate the sound of something disappearing in a puff of smoke.) One day, we all had jobs, not thinking too hard about what the future would bring, when all of a sudden—pfft! The company closes down, and we're left with nothing. I can't believe you're willing to let our friendship disintegrate over one argument. Pfft, just like that?
2. A sarcastic interjection signifying one's disagreement with or dismissal of something that's been said or done. A: "They're going to want you to sign a statement pledging your devotion to the company." B: "Pfft! I'm not signing that!" A: "He said he was going to beat you up." B: "Pfft—as if he could!"

phfft

(ffft)
1. mod. finished; done for; dead. (see also piffed.) There is my cat, and zoom comes a car. My cat is phfft.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Three beers and she’s phfft, for sure.
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But we were done with the proof of the universal PFFT in equation (15) after a few brief and simple steps from the standard Price Equation.
"I'm not putting down the British crew," Anthony Daniels later said, "but there was kind of an attitude like, 'Pfft, what is this?'"
Pfft! Back then were the early days of the digital age.
He recalled: "I said to the guys at the Beeb, 'Oh just put it out there, nobody will notice me leaving.' Pfft! It was on the front page of every newspaper going.
"Some may say: 'Pfft, it's very difficult because of your away form.' But it depends on the other teams and what they will do.
"Oh god no." She makes a dismissive 'pfft' noise: "Boring!
Westminster's offer of new powers for Wales PFFT, more empty promises from the man who allows banks to continue making profit instead of paying back the public, and allowed IDS to waste PS180m on universal credit.
More versatile methods, like the adaptive integral method (AIM) [34] and the precorrected FFT method (pFFT) [35], were developed in the 90's.
Please remember that before you 'pfft' at prices!" Ray Kennedy: "It's a sin to eat my church!" Robbie Walker: "I would love one of these for my Mum's next birthday - I wonder how much it would cost for her to do one for me."
I wanted to design for more record labels, but all the labels I approached already had their own in-house designers, so I just thought, Pfft, I'll start my own!
Pfft. The Brazilians laugh at such petty nit-picking.
"So I tipped this rubbing alcohol on his chin and set fire to his beard but instead of the normal 'pfft' he went up like a bomb.
BOB: Doesn't matter that I Doesn't matter Anything else Anything that doesn't fit Pfft And Barb's Well I'm not I'm just caught.
They know him well now and they know he'll look after me and that I'm in safe hands." She says she has always been attracted to funny men, and as for the 16-year age difference, "Pfft" she says with a dismissive shrug.