variants or pifero or less commonly piffaro
plural -s
: one of various old Italian wind instruments used by shepherds (as the bagpipe or oboe)
: fife

Word History


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 23 Jun. 2024.

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