persiflage




      
  
  
\PUR-suh-flahzh\, noun
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Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery. From the Latin sibilare, ‘to hiss (at), to whistle’.

Spare me your unrelenting persiflage, Jim!