Definitions for trifleˈtraɪ fəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tri•fleˈtraɪ fəl(n.; v.)-fled, -fling.
(n.)something of very little value, importance, or consequence.
a small, inconsiderable, or trifling amount of anything.
a dessert of cake soaked in liqueur, then combined with custard, fruit, jam, etc., and topped with whipped cream.
(v.i.)to deal lightly or without due seriousness or respect.
to play or toy by handling or fingering (usu. fol. by with):
He sat trifling with a pen.
to act or talk idly or frivolously.
to waste time; idle.
(v.t.)to pass or spend (time) idly or frivolously (usu. fol. by away); fritter.
Origin of trifle:
1175–1225; ME tru(f)fle idle talk, deceit < OF, var. of truf(f)e deception
a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
technicality, trifle, triviality(noun)
a detail that is considered insignificant
triviality, trivia, trifle, small beer(verb)
something of small importance
piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifle(verb)
waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
dally, trifle, play(verb)
consider not very seriously
"He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
An English dessert made from a mixture of thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, jelly and whipped cream.
An insignificant amount.
Anything that is of little importance or worth.
A particular kind of pewter.
utensils made from this particular kind of pewter.
To deal with something as if it were of little importance or worth.
To act, speak, or otherwise behave with jest.
To inconsequentially toy with something.
To squander or waste.
a thing of very little value or importance; a paltry, or trivial, affair
a dish composed of sweetmeats, fruits, cake, wine, etc., with syllabub poured over it
to act or talk without seriousness, gravity, weight, or dignity; to act or talk with levity; to indulge in light or trivial amusements
to make of no importance; to treat as a trifle
to spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money
Trifle is a dessert dish made from thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or jelly, and whipped cream. These ingredients are usually arranged in layers.
Translations for trifle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
anything of very little value
$100 is a trifle when one is very rich.
- bitter minAfrikaans
- ضَئيل، تافِهArabic
- misériaPortuguese (BR)
- die KleinigkeitGerman
- bagatel; ubetydelighedDanish
- κτ. ασήμαντο και ευτελέςGreek
- friolera, bagatela, fruslería; pequeñezSpanish
- چیز کم اهمیت؛ ناقابلFarsi
- דָבָר פָּעוּטHebrew
- छोटी सी बातHindi
- sitnica, malenkostCroatian
- (jelentéktelen) apróságHungarian
- barang sepeleIndonesian
- bazzecola, nonnullaItalian
- 시시한 것, 사소한 것Korean
- nieks; sīkumsLatvian
- bagatell, småtingNorwegian
- bagatela, błahostkaPolish
- چیز کم اهمیت؛ ناقابلPersian
- کم ارزښته شیPashto
- fleac, nimicRomanian
- пустяк, мелочьRussian
- bagatell, struntsummaSwedish
- değersiz/önemsiz şeyTurkish
- 小事Chinese (Trad.)
- بے حقيقتUrdu
- đồ vặtVietnamese
- 小事Chinese (Simp.)
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