Trifle Tri"fle, v. t. 1. To make of no importance; to treat as a trifle. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money. ``We trifle time.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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