Etymology
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trifle (n.)

c. 1200, trufle "false or idle tale," later "matter of little importance" (c. 1300), from Old French trufle "mockery," diminutive of truffe "deception," of uncertain origin. As a type of light confection from 1755.

trifle (v.)

"treat lightly," 1520s, from trifle (n.). Earlier "cheat, mock" (c. 1300). Related: Trifled; trifling.

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Definitions of trifle
1
trifle (v.)
waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently;
Synonyms: piddle / wanton / wanton away / piddle away
trifle (v.)
act frivolously;
Synonyms: frivol
trifle (v.)
consider not very seriously;
Synonyms: dally / play
2
trifle (n.)
a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate;
trifle (n.)
a detail that is considered insignificant;
Synonyms: triviality
trifle (n.)
something of small importance;
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