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Noun: trifle  trI-ful
  1. A cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
     
  2. A detail that is considered insignificant
    - technicality, triviality
     
  3. Something of small importance
    - triviality, trivia, small beer, small fry, picayune [N. Amer], piddler
Verb: trifle  trI-ful
  1. Waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
    - piddle, wanton [archaic], wanton away, piddle away
     
  2. Act frivolously
    "She was advised not to trifle with the young heir";
    - frivol
     
  3. Consider not very seriously
    "He is trifling with her";
    - dally, play

Derived forms: trifled, trifling, trifles

Type of: act, article, behave, consider, detail, do, drop, expend, item, look at, object, physical object, point, pud [Brit], pudding [Brit], spend, take

Encyclopedia: Trifle