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Bubble vs. Piffle

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  • Bubble (noun)

    A spherically contained volume of air or other gas, especially one made from soapy liquid.

    "antibubble"

  • Bubble (noun)

    A small spherical cavity in a solid material.

    "bubbles in window glass, or in a lens"

  • Bubble (noun)

    Anything resembling a hollow sphere.

  • Bubble (noun)

    Anything lacking firmness or solidity; a cheat or fraud; an empty project.

  • Bubble (noun)

    A period of intense speculation in a market, causing prices to rise quickly to irrational levels as the metaphorical bubble expands, and then fall even more quickly as the bubble bursts.

    "real estate bubble"

    "dot-com bubble"

  • Bubble (noun)

    The emotional and/or physical atmosphere in which the subject is immersed.

    "circumstances|ambience"

    "filter bubble"

  • Bubble (noun)

    An officer's station in a prison dormitory, affording views on all sides.

  • Bubble (noun)

    Someone who has been ‘bubbled’ or fooled; a dupe.

  • Bubble (noun)

    A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.

  • Bubble (noun)

    The globule of air in the chamber of a spirit level.

  • Bubble (noun)

    A laugh.

    "giraffe|bubble bath"

    "Are you having a bubble?!"

  • Bubble (noun)

    A Greek.

    "bubble and squeak"

  • Bubble (noun)

    Any of the small magnetized areas that make up bubble memory.

  • Bubble (noun)

    The point in a poker tournament when the last player without a prize loses all their chips and leaves the game, leaving only players that are going to win prizes. (e.g., if the last remaining 9 players win prizes, then the point when the 10th player leaves the tournament)

    "Many players tend to play timidly (not play many hands) around the bubble, to keep their chips and last longer in the game."

  • Bubble (noun)

    A group of people who are in quarantine together.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To produce bubbles, to rise up in bubbles (such as in foods cooking or liquids boiling).

  • Bubble (verb)

    To churn or foment, as if wishing to rise to the surface.

    "Rage bubbled inside him."

  • Bubble (verb)

    To rise through a medium or system, similar to the way that bubbles rise in liquid.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To cheat, delude.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To cry, weep.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To pat a baby on the back so as to cause it to belch.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To cause to feel as if bubbling or churning.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To express in a bubbly or lively manner.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To form into a protruding round shape.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To cover with bubbles.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To bubble in; to mark a response on a form by filling in a circular area (‘bubble’).

  • Piffle (noun)

    Nonsense, foolish talk.

  • Piffle (verb)

    To act or speak in a futile, ineffective, or nonsensical manner.

  • Piffle (verb)

    To waste, to fritter away.

  • Piffle (verb)

    To be squeamish or delicate.

Wiktionary
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  • Bubble (noun)

    A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.

  • Bubble (noun)

    A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aërated waters.

  • Bubble (noun)

    A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens.

  • Bubble (noun)

    A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.

  • Bubble (noun)

    The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.

  • Bubble (noun)

    Anything that wants firmness or solidity; that which is more specious than real; a false show; a cheat or fraud; a delusive scheme; an empty project; a dishonest speculation; as, the South Sea bubble.

  • Bubble (noun)

    A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream.

  • Bubble (verb)

    To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.

  • Piffle (verb)

    To be sequeamish or delicate; hence, to act or talk triflingly or ineffectively; to twaddle; piddle.

  • Piffle (noun)

    Act of piffling; trifling talk or action; piddling; twaddle.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Bubble (noun)

    a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)

  • Bubble (noun)

    a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control;

    "his proposal was nothing but a house of cards"

    "a real estate bubble"

  • Bubble (noun)

    an impracticable and illusory idea;

    "he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"

  • Bubble (noun)

    a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic

  • Bubble (verb)

    form, produce, or emit bubbles;

    "The soup was bubbling"

  • Bubble (verb)

    flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise;

    "babbling brooks"

  • Bubble (verb)

    expel gas from the stomach;

    "In China it is polite to burp at the table"

  • Piffle (noun)

    trivial nonsense

  • Piffle (verb)

    speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

  • Piffle (verb)

    act in a trivial or ineffective way

Princeton's WordNet
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