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Word of the Day 04/09/15 Persiflage

Persiflage (noun)
persiflage [pur-suh-flahzh, pair-]


noun
1. light, bantering talk or writing.
2. a frivolous or flippant style of treating a subject.

Synonyms
1. banter, badinage, jesting.

Origin: 1750-60; < French, derivative of persifler to banter, equivalent to per- per- + siffler to whistle, hiss < Late Latin sifilāre, for Latin sībilāre; see sibilant, -age

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