- 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 sīfilāre ) ( alteration of Latin sībilāre )
(countable and uncountable, plural persiflages)