The thing was so remote, and in itself so certain, sure, inexorable; a play of issues that held no part for a trifler like me.
As long as you are no trifler you will be welcome at my wagon.
It rankled more when she realised that there was nothing about the speaker to suggest the trifler or the prig.
Last night, and most of the time to-day, you were the trifler, the incorrigible jester.
The embroidered mantle, however, but ill concealed the trifler.
He cannot afford to be a trifler or a loiterer on the way, but must push on continually.
This, it may perhaps be again remarked, is the London roué and trifler of popular fancy!
He is a moth singed, that is all—the trifler with women thought he was a wasp.
And what is there in my conduct or in my words that can justify Master Lyle in thus treating me as a trifler?
The trifler is roused into a hero, and the hero again reposes in the trifler.
early 13c., trufle "false or idle tale," later "matter of little importance" (late 13c.), from Old French trufle "mockery," diminutive of truffe "deception," of uncertain origin.
"treat lightly," 1520s, from trifle (n.). Related: Trifled; trifling.