Meaning of trifle
Pronunciation: (trī'ful), [key]
— n., v., -fled, -fling.
- an article or thing of very little value.
- a matter, affair, or circumstance of trivial importance or significance.
- a small, inconsiderable, or trifling sum of money.
- a small quantity or amount of anything; a little: She's still a trifle angry.
- a literary, musical, or artistic work of a light or trivial character having no great or lasting merit; bagatelle.
- a kind of pewter of medium hardness.
- articles made of this.
- a dessert usually consisting of custard and cake soaked in wine or liqueur, and jam, fruit, or the like.
- to deal lightly or without due seriousness or respect: Don't trifle with me!
- to play or toy by handling or fingering: He sat trifling with a pen.
- to act or talk in an idle or frivolous way.
- to pass time idly or frivolously; waste time; idle.
- to pass or spend (time) idly or frivolously (usually fol. by away).
- trifle (Thesaurus)