Origin: Fr < persifler, to banter < per- (see per-) + siffler, to whistle, hiss < L sifilare, var. of sibilare: see sibilant
See persiflage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from persifler, to banter
Origin: : per-, intensive pref. (from Latin; see per-)
Origin: + siffler, to whistle (from Old French, from Late Latin sīfilāre, alteration of Latin sībilāre).