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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.
See also: piffle
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What piffle, I am more inclined to agree with others who were saying the prince was sticking up for the average person by telling the Government a few home truths.
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