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 trifled
And a sharp chicken beak is nothing to be trifled with either.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have trifled away life—hated it at times; but now I will begin to live.It May Be True, Vol. II (of III)|Mrs. Wood
That you may know how little we are to be trifled with, we send you their ears in proof that we have kept our word.Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape From the Brigand's of Greece|Bracebridge Hemyng
The imagination of ones pupils is not to be trifled with, Alexandre Alexandrovich.The White Terror and The Red|Abraham Cahan
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.