verb (used without object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
verb (used with object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
- trifacial neuralgia,
- trifid foot,
Origin of trifle
Examples from the Web for trifle
This list will also likely include petit fours, mini éclairs, trifle, and chocolate and lemon mousse.
It should be soft and light enough to spread easily over the top of the trifle in a not-too-thick layer.
You are overflowing with repressed energy, Marjorie, Mrs. Dean said, looking a trifle anxious.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
"Yes, yes; quite so," I said, speaking perhaps a trifle impatiently.Those Times And These|Irvin S. Cobb
Everybody looked upon him as a harmless old man, a trifle eccentric, and a great walker.Spies of the Kaiser|William Le Queux
My son, my son, do not trifle with us in this our hour of trial.
The attorney was in that state of fatigue of body and languor of mind in which the least trifle amuses.The Castle Inn|Stanley John Weyman
Word Origin for trifle
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.