persifleur

noun per·si·fleur

Definition of persifleur

plural

-s

  1. :  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 house — J. C. Powys

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Origin and Etymology of persifleur

French, from persifler + -eur -or


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