verb (used without object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
verb (used with object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
Origin of trifle
Synonyms for trifle
Related Words for triflerconnoisseur, dilettante, beginner, novice, abecedarian, loafer, pretender, tyro, trifler, tinkerer, tenderfoot, rookie, dabbler, aesthete, greenhorn, vixen, siren, wanton, tease, philanderer
Examples from the Web for trifler
Historical Examples of trifler
He cannot afford to be a trifler or a loiterer on the way, but must push on continually.A Book for All Readers
Ainsworth Rand Spofford
As long as you are no trifler you will be welcome at my wagon.Desert Dust
Edwin L. Sabin
What was to be done in Ireland was not work for a trifler or a dupe.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Last night, and most of the time to-day, you were the trifler, the incorrigible jester.A Pessimist
“I know at least four sorts of kisses,” reflected the Mexican trifler.Red Men and White
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.