piffling

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adjective pif·fling \ˈpi-flən, -f(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of piffling

  1. :  of little worth or importance :  trivial

Examples of piffling in a Sentence

  1. from his perspective as a billionaire, what the governor got paid was a piffling amount

1864

First Known Use of piffling

1864


PIFFLING Defined for English Language Learners

piffling

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adjective pif·fling \ˈpi-flən, -f(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of piffling for English Language Learners

  • : small and unimportant


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