- a light, frivolous or flippant style of writing or speaking
- such talk or writing
Origin of persiflageFrench ; from persifler, to banter ; from per- (see per-) + siffler, to whistle, hiss ; from Classical Latin sifilare, variant, variety of sibilare: see sibilant
- Light good-natured talk; banter.
- Frivolity or mockery in discussing a subject.
Origin of persiflageFrench, from persifler, to banter : per-, intensive pref. (from Latin; see per–) + siffler, to whistle (from Old French, from Late Latin s&imacron;filare, alteration of Latin s&imacron;bilare).
(countable and uncountable, plural persiflages)