Definition of Piffer in US English:

Piffer

noun

Anglo-Indian
historical
  • A member of the Punjab Irregular Frontier Force, a military unit raised in 1849 chiefly for the purpose of controlling the North-West Frontier of India. Frequently in plural With the. The force itself or any of the regiments succeeding it.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Pall Mall Gazette. From the initial letters of Punjab Irregular Frontier Force + -er.

Pronunciation

Piffer

/ˈpɪfə/