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persiflage

See also: Persiflage

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EtymologyEdit

From French, from persifler (to quiz), from per- + siffler (to whistle), from Latin sībilō (whistle)

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persiflage (countable and uncountable, plural persiflages)

  1. Good-natured banter; raillery.
    After the third strike he returned to the bench to face the inevitable persiflage from his teammates.
  2. Frivolous, lighthearted discussion of a topic.
    Polite dinner calls for persiflage rather than in-depth possibly offensive discussion.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From persifler + -age

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NounEdit

persiflage m (plural persiflages)

  1. Ridicule or malicious mockery made under the guise of good-natured raillery.

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