piffero

noun
pif·​fe·​ro
variants: or pifero or less commonly piffaro \ ˈpifəˌrō \
plural -s

Definition of piffero

1 : one of various old Italian wind instruments used by shepherds (as the bagpipe or oboe)
2 : fife

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History and Etymology for piffero

Italian piffero, piffaro, from Middle High German pfīfer piper, from pfīfe pipe, fife (from Old High German pfīfa) + -er

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“Piffero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piffero. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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