persiflage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French, from persifler (to quiz), from per- + siffler (to whistle), from Latin sībilō (whistle)

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persiflage (countable and uncountable, plural persiflages)

  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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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French persiflage.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpɛr.siˈflaː.ʒə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: per‧si‧fla‧ge
  • Rhymes: -aːʒə

Noun[edit]

persiflage m (plural persiflages)

  1. Lighthearted caricature or mockery, as in a comedy sketch.
  2. (archaic) Ridiculing mispresenting or misconstruing.

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

persifler +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

persiflage m (plural persiflages)

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

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