plural -s
: a person who indulges in persiflage : one given to frivolous banter especially about matters usually given serious consideration
this indolent sceptic; this persifleur who … posed as a martyr of remorse because he had driven his mistress out of his houseJ. C. Powys

Word History


French, from persifler + -eur -or

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“Persifleur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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