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1Used to represent a brief sound such as that made by the passage of a bullet or that of a small, muffled explosion.‘Pfft! Pfft! Pfft! Bullets ricocheted around the room’
- 1.1Used to convey the suddenness of a malfunction, disappearance, ending, etc.‘then pffft, that was the last we heard of them’
- 1.2Used to express a contemptuous or dismissive attitude.‘pfft, I don't know what all the fuss is about’
- 1.1Used to convey the suddenness of a malfunction, disappearance, ending, etc.
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