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Meaning of PERSIFLAGE

Pronunciation:  'pursu`flâzh

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  light teasing
 

PERSIFLAGE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: backchat, banter, give-and-take, raillery

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per`si`flage"\, n. [F., fr. persifler to quiz, fr.
L. per + siffler to whistle, hiss, L. sibilare, sifilare.]
Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating
any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery.
--Hannah More.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aphorism, apothegm, backchat, badinage, banter, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, chaff, conceit, crack, cross, epigram, exchange, facetiae, flash of wit, flight of wit, fooling, fooling around, gibe, give-and-take, good-natured banter, happy thought, harmless teasing, jape, jest, jive, joke, josh, kidding, kidding around, mot, nasty crack, play of wit, pleasantry, quip, quips and cranks, raillery, rallying, repartee, retort, ridicule, riposte, sally, scintillation, smart crack, smart saying, snappy comeback, sport, stroke of wit, turn of thought, twit, wisecrack, witticism
 

 

 

 

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