Meaning of pfft in English:

pfft

(also pfftt)

Pronunciation /(p)ft/

exclamation

  • 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. 1.1Used to convey the suddenness of a malfunction, disappearance, ending, etc.
      • ‘then pffft, that was the last we heard of them’
    2. 1.2Used to express a contemptuous or dismissive attitude.
      • ‘pfft, I don't know what all the fuss is about’

Phrases

    go pfft
    informal
    • Fail to work properly or at all.

      • ‘this is the kind of data load that would make all but the most expensive software go pfft’