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piffled

slang Drunk. I was pretty piffled by the time we left the bar. He just spends every evening getting piffled with his friends.
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piffle

1. noun, slang Foolish, untrue, or trivial words; nonsense; rubbish. He started talking utter piffle during his presentation, so I stopped paying attention. I tried to read your essay, but it was such piffle that I couldn't even follow along. She always starts spouting piffle about the president whenever she has a couple drinks.
2. verb, slang To utter foolish, trivial, or feeble nonsense. The assistant manager piffled something about not having the proper resources to manage the team, but I could tell the CEO wasn't buying it. Your term paper started out really strong, but it fell apart when you started piffling about things without any real evidence or conviction in the second half.

piffle

(ˈpɪflæ)
1. n. nonsense. What utter piffle!
2. exclam. a mild exclamation or expression of distress. (Usually Piffle!) She finished her story, and I looked her straight in the eye and said, “Piffle!”

piffled

(ˈpɪflæd)
mod. alcohol intoxicated. Three glasses of booze and she was totally piffled.
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