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 trifler
I am a trifler; and with myself, Cupid, my care, is a trifler too; I am no more substantial myself than is my subject-matter.
“I know at least four sorts of kisses,” reflected the Mexican trifler.Red Men and White|Owen Wister
Such extreme and manifest sensitiveness provokes the trifler to fresh follies.The Young Maiden|A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
It would be wrong, however, to think of Burke as a trifler even in his youth.Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America|Edmund Burke
I have longed for some better object of worship than the trifler of fashion, or the yet more ignoble minion of the senses.Devereux, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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.