Definition of persiflate in English:

persiflate

Pronunciation /ˈpəːsɪfleɪt/

verb

rare
  • To indulge in persiflage, to talk banteringly.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. From French persifler, †persiffler to banter lightly + -ate, after persiflage.