trifle NOUN 1) a thing of little value or importance. 2) a small amount. 3) Brit. a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream.
VERB 1) (trifle with) treat without seriousness or respect. 2) archaic talk or act frivolously.
DERIVATIVES trifler noun.
ORIGIN from Old French truffler 'mock, deceive' .

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Trifler — Tri fler, n. One who trifles. Waterland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trifler — noun see trifle II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trifler — See trifle. * * * …   Universalium

  • trifler — noun a pewterer, who produced small pewter utensils, like saltcellars …   Wiktionary

  • trifler — Synonyms and related words: Sunday painter, amateur, bungler, clock watcher, coquet, criticaster, dabbler, dabster, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dilettante, dillydallier, disregarder, do nothing, dodger, dolittle, doodler, faineant, flirt,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trifler — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pretender, impostor, time waster, idler, lounger, humbug, waster, slacker, shirker, lazy person, ne er do well; see also loafer …   English dictionary for students

  • trifler — tri·fler || traɪflÉ™(r) n. one who trifles, player, one who amuses himself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trifler — flirter …   Anagrams dictionary

  • trifler — n. Doodle, idler, lounger, fribble, fribbler …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • trifler — tri·fler …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”