Associations to the word «Trifle»

Wiktionary

TRIFLE, noun. An English dessert made from a mixture of thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, jelly and whipped cream.
TRIFLE, noun. An insignificant amount.
TRIFLE, noun. Anything that is of little importance or worth.
TRIFLE, noun. A particular kind of pewter.
TRIFLE, noun. (uncountable) Utensils made from this particular kind of pewter.
TRIFLE, verb. (intransitive) To deal with something as if it were of little importance or worth.
TRIFLE, verb. (intransitive) To act, speak, or otherwise behave with jest.
TRIFLE, verb. (intransitive) To inconsequentially toy with something.
TRIFLE, verb. (transitive) To squander or waste.
TRIFLE WITH, verb. (transitive) to toy with
TRIFLE WITH, verb. (transitive) to mock

Dictionary definition

TRIFLE, noun. A cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate.
TRIFLE, noun. A detail that is considered insignificant.
TRIFLE, noun. Something of small importance.
TRIFLE, verb. Waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently.
TRIFLE, verb. Act frivolously.
TRIFLE, verb. Consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania".

Wise words

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