verb (used without object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
verb (used with object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
Origin of trifle
Synonyms for trifle
Examples from the Web for trifle
Contemporary Examples of trifle
This list will also likely include petit fours, mini éclairs, trifle, and chocolate and lemon mousse.Royal Wedding Plans So Far for Prince William
Barbie Latza Nadeau, Jacqueline Williams
February 22, 2011
It should be soft and light enough to spread easily over the top of the trifle in a not-too-thick layer.Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Easy Trifle
The Daily Beast
December 23, 2008
Historical Examples of trifle
They thought their own habits and customs just a trifle better than those of anybody else.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Grace's laugh sounded a trifle shaky, but it was a laugh nevertheless.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
The next thing was to borrow a trifle of what was passing through his hands.Weighed and Wanting
Any trifle will serve—a purse of gold, or even a jewelled goblet.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
She was a trifle subdued, with a puzzled look in her blue eyes.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
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.