verb (used with object), riled, ril·ing. Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S.
Origin of rile
Examples from the Web for riles
Riles was so dumbfounded that he pulled out ten dollars, threw it at the smiling lawyer, and proceeded down street without a word.
Presently his eyes fell upon the livid face of Riles, just above the floor line.
London glanced at the house, but there was no sign of Riles; then he softly set the dog on the astonished cattle.
It riles me, however, that the affair was so atrociously bungled by Crenshaw and the others.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse|John Reed Scott
Riles had the wound dressed by a doctor and met the evening train, where he engaged a harvester just out from Ontario.
British Dictionary definitions for riles
Word Origin for rile
Word Origin and History for riles
1825, American English spelling alteration to reflect a dialectal pronunciation of roil (q.v.); cf. heist from hoist and in the same era spile for spoil (v.). Bartlett writes that in both England and America roil "is now commonly pronounced and written rile" ["Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]. Related: Riled; riling.