verb (used without object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
verb (used with object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
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Origin of trifle
OTHER WORDS FROM trifletrifler, noun
Example sentences from the Web for trifle
Many of these triflers had, it is true, exhibited for a time some leaning toward the reformed faith.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
If doing small things well be trifling, then the French are triflers.
But to gain one friend such as I could name, more than repaid a legion of such insipid triflers and ignorant puppies.Private Papers of William Wilberforce|William Wilberforce
But this minority was denounced by the orthodox as innovators and triflers.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
At this Govier gave a shrug of his ox-like shoulders, and waved away all such sorry triflers.Thomas Hardy's Dorset|Robert Thurston Hopkins