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  • n. a pewterer, who produced small pewter utensils, like saltcellars.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who trifles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who trifles; especially, a shallow, light-minded, or flippant person; an idler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who behaves lightly or not seriously


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I was not an amateur, much less a "trifler" at anything.

    Gilda Cordero Fernando: Filipina

  • Ah, you have guessed it, you wanton of the night walls, you trifler in jimai najaiz.

    The Sky Writer

  • Julian is also a dangerous drunk and a moral trifler, filled with envy and insecurity, a man with no discernible convictions.

    Books From the Great Depression

  • And is it, she thought, for a trifler such as this, so unmeaning, so unfeeling, I have risked my whole of hope and happiness?


  • He is not an insignificant trifler, whose object it is to raise a laugh at his own expense, or that of any other.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • No, as such she has seen I could resist her; nor yet the light trifler of a spring or two, neglected when no longer a novelty; no, no! — it is a companion for ever, it is a solace for every care, it is a bosom friend through every period of life that I seek in Miss Beverley!


  • For if thou shouldst import new learning amongst dullards, thou wilt be thought a useless trifler, void of knowledge; while if thy fame in the city o'ertops that of the pretenders to cunning knowledge, thou wilt win their dislike.


  • A man cannot tell whether Apelles, or Albert Durer, were the more trifler; whereof the one, would make a personage by geometrical proportions; the other, by taking the best parts out of divers faces, to make one excellent.

    The Essays

  • Ask it of Julian, of Zosimus, of Sozomen, and of Victor; they will tell you that he acted at first like a great prince, afterwards as a public robber, and that the last stage of his life was that of a sensualist, a trifler, and a prodigal.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Mr. Pickwick, on looking up, became sensible of the pleasing fact, that all the four clerks, with countenances expressive of the utmost amusement, and with their heads thrust over the wooden screen, were minutely inspecting the figure and general appearance of the supposed trifler with female hearts, and disturber of female happiness.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club


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