Reverse Dictionary: TRIF – TRN


TRIFLE, TRIFLER – NOUNS (also see TRIFLING)
 ALMOND FOR A PARROT a trifle for a small mind …18C Eng.
 BABLE a trifle; a trifling thing or person …1570 Sc.
 BAFFIN a trifle, a thing of no value …1866 Sc.
 BAFFLE a trifle; a thing of no value …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BAGATELLE a trifle; a thing of no importance; a matter of little worth …c1645
 BAGGAGE a trifle, a trashy article …1579 obs.
 BARLEY-STRAW a trifle …a1721
 BAUBEE a trifle, anything of little value …1906 Amer. dial.
 BAWBEE a trifle; anything of little value …1953 Amer. dial.
 BOBEE a trifle, anything of little value …1866 Amer. dial.
 BRIMBORION a thing without value or use; anything worthless; a trifling object kept as a charm or gewgaw, a trifle; trash, nonsense …1653
– BUCKIE a trifle of no value …1865 Sc.
​- BULL-SQUITTER much fuss or talk about a trifle …19C Eng. dial.
 CANDLE-ENDS things of short duration or of little value; trifles, fragments, scraps …a1626
 FADDLEMENTS trifles, novelties …1891 Eng. dial.
 FADOODLE something foolish or ridiculous; nonsense; a mere nothing; a useless trifle …a1670 obs. rare
 FALDERAL a gewgaw, a trifle; a flimsy thing …c1820
 FALDERDAL a gewgaw, a trifle, a useless ornament; finery …1828 Eng. dial.
 FAL DE ROL a gewgaw, a trifle; a flimsy thing …c1820
 FALLALS finery, trumpery ornaments, trifles, gewgaws …1818 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 FANDANGS AND FEATHERMENTS trinkets, trifles, personal adornments …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FEATHER anything of little strength or importance; a very small amount, a trifle …1601
 FEGARY a gewgaw; a trifle; finery in dress …E18 Eng. dial. & colloq. rare
 FEWTRILS little unimportant things, trifles …c1750 Eng. dial.
 FINGLE-FANGLE a trifle; a thing of no importance; something whimsical or fantastic …1678 obs.
 FIP the slightest thing; a trifle …1897 Amer. dial.
 FLAMFEW a gaudy ornament; a dazzling trifle; a gewgaw; something pretty and of little value …1580 arch.
 FOLDEROL a gewgaw, a trifle; a flimsy thing …c1820
 FOL-DE-ROLL a gewgaw, a trifle, a useless ornament; finery …1828 Eng. dial.
 FOLDIDOL a gewgaw, a trifle, a useless ornament; finery …1828 Eng. dial.
 FRIGGLE-FRAGGLES toys, trifles, gewgaws; useless, vain ornaments of dress …19C Sc.
 FRIM-FRAM a trifle, a whim, a fancy, an invention …1847 Sc.
 HAIR a very small portion or quantity of anything; a trifle; the smallest possible amount …1821 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 HAIR TO MAKE A TETHER OF, A a slight pretext of which to make a great deal; a fuss about nothing, a trifle used as an excuse …1727
 IMPERTINENCES something unsuitable, out of place, trivial, or irrational; an incongruity; a trifle, absurdity, piece of folly …1603
 ITEMS trifles, finery …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 ITEMY a trifle …1890 Eng. dial.
 JAPE a trifle, a toy, a trinket, a plaything …1436 obs.
 JIGGALORUM a fanciful thing of little value; a trifle …1613 colloq. obs.
 LAKETS trifles, odd things; small sums of money …1677 Eng. dial.
 LAKING a toy, a plaything; a trifle …1790 Eng. dial.
 MEE-MAW a trifle, a gewgaw …1899 Eng. dial.
 MENTION a trifle; a little bit …1892 Sc.
 NANNICK a valueless trifle; a knickknack …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NIDGERY a small or worthless object; a trifle; a knickknack; a piece of foolery …1611 obs. rare
​- NIFF-NAFF a trifling or unimportant thing or matter; something of little value; a knick-knack, a trifle, a bauble; anything very small …1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 NIG-NAG a trifle, a bagatelle, a small fiddling thing …1827 Sc. obs.
 NIGNAY a knickknack, a trinket, a trifle; a trifling, useless thing or proceeding; an unnecessary ornament or frill, a gewgaw …a1689 Sc.
 ODDMENT a scrap, a fragment, a remnant; a trifle …1825 Eng. dial.
 OLD SONG a trifle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 PALTERINGS trifles, worthless or paltry things …1611 obs.
 QUINKINS a mere nothing; a worthless trifle …1825 Sc.
 STRAW a trifle, a trivial matter …L17
 TANTADDLEMENT a trifle …1887 Eng. dial.
 TERRICK a trifle; a little thing …1777 Eng. dial. obs.
 THING OF NOTHING a trifle, next to nothing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 THING OF NOUGHT a trifle, next to nothing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TIRLY-TOY a trifle, a toy …a1807 Sc.
 TRICKS small articles or personal belongings; toys, knickknacks, trifles …1869 Amer. dial.
 TRIM-TRAM a personal ornament of little value; a pretty toy or trifle; a gewgaw; a worthless thing …1523 obs.
 TRITTLE-TRATTLES trifles, gewgaws, knickknacks; children’s toys …1896 Sc. rare
– TRUFFERY a thing of no importance; a mockery, a trifle, a triviality …c1429 obs. rare
​- VANDAVIL a trifle; a thing of little value …Bk1905 Sc.
 WALLY-DYE a toy, a knickknack, a trifle, a piece of ornamentation or finery …1802 Sc.
 
TRIFLE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 BABLE a trifle; a trifling thing or person …1570 Sc.
 BADINEUR one who indulges in badinage or raillery; a trifler; a banterer …1734 obs.
 BAFFLER a juggler, a trickster; a trifler …1606 obs.
 BAUBLE a childish or foolish person; a silly trifler …a1606 obs.
 BRIGGLER one who attempts but never finishes anything; a trifler …1930 Amer. dial.
 CLUFF an idle, trifling person …1825 Sc.
 DADDLER a trifler …Bk1878 Eng. dial.
 DAIDLER a trifler …1882 Sc.
 DANDLER one who dallies, a trifler …1598
 EEDLE-DODDLE a person who shows no initiative in a crisis; a puddling person who concerns himself with little trifles …1911 Sc.
 EEDLE-ODDLE a person who shows no initiative in a crisis; a puddling person who concerns himself with little trifles …1911 Sc.
 FAD one who is difficult to please in trifles – a fussy, over-particular person – a fastidious person …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
 FADDLE a fanciful person, either fastidious in trifles or devoted to some particular hobby – a fussy, over-particular person – one full of whims and fancies …Bk1881 Eng. dial.
 FADDLER one who trifles or toys …1888 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 FIDDLE-A-DING a nickname for a trifling person …1904 Amer. dial.
 FRIBBLE a trifling, frivolous fellow; one not occupied in serious employment, a trifler; a silly oaf …1664
 FRIG PIG a fussy, trifling person …L18 sl.
 GIG a fool, a simpleton, an idiot, a stupid person; a trifling, silly, flighty fellow …1685 Eng. dial.
 IDLER one who idles or is idle; one who spends his time in idleness; an indolent or lazy person; a sluggard; one who trifles away his time …1534
 INCOMPOOT a nincompoop, a fool, a silly person, a trifler …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 JACK WITH THE FEATHER a trifling person …a1633 obs.
 KNICK-KNACKER a trifler …1622 obs. rare
 MAN-MILLINER a man who makes or vends millinery; hence, a man who is busied with trifling occupations or embellishments …1792
 MAWMSEY a silly, awkward, trifling fellow …1881 Eng. dial.
 NABITY a well-dressed, trim person …Bk1903 Sc. 
 NACKET a pert, forward, smart boy; a trifling little person; an insignificant person; a wicked, mischievous, or impertinent child; a precocious child …Bk1818 Sc.
 NAFFLER a person busy about trifles; one who accomplishes little …Bk1883 Eng. dial.
 PALTERER a trifler with serious matters …1642
 PANDER an idle, trifling child …a1850 Sc.
 PAVIE a frivolous, giddy person; one who loves display, a show-off; one who puts on airs; an idle, trifling child …a1850 Sc.
 PEEVEE a frivolous, giddy person; one who loves display, a show-off; one who puts on airs; an idle, trifling child …a1850 Sc. 
 PIDDELER;  PIDDLER a trifler; an idle, worthless person; a good-for-nothing …1779 Amer. dial.
 PLUME OF FEATHERS, A a trifling person …1588 obs.
 POCOCURANTE a careless or indifferent person; one who shows little interest or concern; a trifler …1762
 POOR DO a shiftless, trifling person; a ne’er-do-well …1994 Amer. dial. 
 QUIDDLE a fussy, over-particular, or fastidious person; one hard to satisfy in trifling matters of diet, etc.; one who wastes his energy about trifles …1856 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 QUIDDLER one who fusses over small matters, or spends time in trifling niceties …1835 Amer. dial.
 SAUNTERER a dawdler, a trifler …1688 obs.
 SHOAT a person; an idle, trifling, worthless fellow …1809 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
 SHOTE a person; a trifling, worthless fellow …1844 Amer. dial., derogatory
 SNIFFLER a trifler, a driveller …B1900 Sc.
 THRUNK-WIFE a person busy over trifles …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TIDDLYWINKER a cheat; a trifler …1893 sl.
 TIFFLER a trifler, one who potters about …c1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TIFFY-TAFFY a trifler, a dawdler; one who works in an idle, trifling fashion …B1900 Eng. dial.
– WAFFLES one who hesitates or vacillates; a trifling, undecided person; a loafer, an idle sauntering person …B1900 Eng. dial.
 WAG-WANTON a dissolute person; a wanton; a spoiled child or person …1601 obs.
 WHIFFMAGIG a trifler; an insignificant, contemptible person; a mean, paltry person …1871
 
TRIFLE etc. – VERBS
 ARSE AROUND to idle, to loaf, to loiter, to fool about, to act irresponsibly, to trifle …1664
 ASS AROUND to fool around, to loiter, to waste time; to wander aimlessly; to be idle; to act irresponsibly; to trifle …1914 Amer. sl.
 ASSHOLE AROUND to loaf; to trifle; to wander idly about; to waste time …1968 Amer. sl.
 ASSLE AROUND to fidget; to trifle …1920 Amer. sl.
 BAUBLE to trifle …1608 obs.
 BEAT AROUND to potter, to trifle, to loaf or idle; to gad about; to wander aimlessly …1960 Amer. dial.
 CADDLE to loaf, to loiter, to potter about, to fuss, to trifle …1892 Eng. dial.
 DADDLE to be slow in motion or action; to idle, to trifle, to waste time; to potter about; to saunter …1756 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DAIDLE to idle, to trifle, to waste time; to potter about; to move or act slowly or in a slovenly manner; to saunter; to loiter …1756 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DALLY OFF to put off or defer by trifling …1574 obs.
 DALLY OUT to trifle with, to elude …1548 obs.
 DANDER to trifle, to misspend one’s time  …L16 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DANDLE to trifle, to play or toy with …1569 obs.
 DANER to trifle, to misspend one’s time; to hobble …1727 Sc.
 DANNER to trifle, to misspend one’s time; to hobble …1727 Sc.
 DAUNDER to trifle, to misspend one’s time; to hobble …1727 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DIDDLE to busy oneself with trifles; to show great activity without accomplishing much; to waste time by dawdling …1868 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DIDDLE-DADDLE to busy oneself with trifles; to show great activity without accomplishing much; to waste time by dawdling …1868 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DILDER to trifle, to waste time, to work carelessly …Bk1900 Sc.
 DONDER to trifle, to misspend one’s time; to hobble …1727 Eng. dial.
 DRUTTLE to dawdle, to waste time, to trifle …19C Scot
 FAD to busy oneself about trifles; to look after affairs in a quiet way …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FADDLE to trifle, to toy, to play …1755 Eng. dial. obs.
 FAFFLE to saunter, to trifle; to fumble, to work dilatorily …Bk1900 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 FANDANGLE to hang about, to trifle, to waste time, to ‘fool’ around …1892 Ireland
 FANFERLUCHE;  FANFRELUCHE to trifle; to act wantonly …1653 obs.
 FEAK to flutter, to be officiously busy about trifles, to be idle, to fidget; to be uneasy or anxious …1775 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 FIRTLE to trifle, to dawdle, to appear busy and do little; to fidget, to move about distractedly …1881 Eng. dial.
 FOOZLE to trifle away one’s time …colloq.
 FRIBBLE in early use, to act aimlessly or feebly, to busy oneself to no purpose; to fuss about; later, contemptuously  (except dialect), to behave frivolously, to trifle …1640
 FUTZ (AROUND);  PHUTZ AROUND to occupy oneself in an ineffectual or trifling way; to mess about, to waste time; to fiddle or tinker with something …1907 colloq.
 GAMFLE to idle, to dally; to neglect one’s work from foolish merriment; to act foolishly like lads and lasses at a fair; to frolic, to trifle …1808 Sc.
 GAMMER to idle, to trifle, to gossip; to saunter, to dawdle …1788 Eng. dial.
 GAMMER ABOUT to idle, to trifle, to gossip; to saunter, to dawdle …1788 Eng. dial.
 GAMMER AWAY to idle, to trifle, to gossip; to saunter, to dawdle …1788 Eng. dial.
 GUCK to trifle; to play the fool …c1560 Sc. obs.
 HORSE to indulge in rough jokes or horseplay; to fool around; hence, to waste time in trifling activity; also, to philander (now usually with ‘around’)…1900 US sl.
 JACKASS ABOUT to be occupied with trifles; to be busy to no purpose …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 JAFF to pass time in a light-hearted convivial manner; to trifle …1830 Sc.
 JAKE to trifle, to delay, to dawdle …1568 Sc.
 JAMPH to trifle, to spend time idly; to walk in a slow, idle manner …1788 Sc.
 JANK to trifle, to shuffle …1697 Sc.
 JAPE to trifle; to scoff …Bk1896 sl.
 JAUK to trifle, to delay, to dawdle …1568 Sc.
 JAUMPH to trifle, to spend time idly; to walk in a slow, idle manner …1788 Sc.
 JIM (AROUND) to do odd jobs; to loaf about, to potter, to trifle …1912 Amer. dial.
 LAKE to idle, to trifle; to stop work, to be out of employment …1856 Eng. dial.
 MAGINATE to trifle …1623 obs. rare
 MAKE CHILDREN’S SHOES to be occupied absurdly or trivially; to look ridiculous; to be made to look ridiculous; to trifle with …L17
 MAZLE;  MAZZLE to wander aimlessly about; to trifle; to do anything unskilfully …1747 Eng. dial.
 MONK to tinker, trifle, or fool around; to tamper or interfere with surreptitiously …1889-90 Amer. sl.
 MONKEY to tinker, trifle, or fool around; to fritter away one’s time; usually used with ‘with’ …1877-78 Amer. sl.
 MUCK ABOUT to fool around; to trifle with …1946 Aust. sl.
 NAFF to work in a weak, trifling manner; to trifle, to be frivolous …Bk1892 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 NAFFLE to trifle away time; to potter about; to loiter; to act foolishly …1796 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 NATTLE to be bustling and stirring about trifles; to be very busy in doing nothing at all …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 NESTLE to be uneasy or restless; to fidget; to move or bustle about; to trifle …a1700 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 NIFFLE to trifle, to act or speak in a trifling manner …1808 Sc. 
 NIFF-NAFF to trifle; to toy; to take finicking trouble; to talk or act foolishly or aimlessly …1728 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 NIF-NIFFLE to trifle, to act or speak in a trifling manner …1808 Sc. 
 NIGNAY to trifle, to fuss about, to work without result; to hum and haw, to be undecided, to vacillate; to do what is useless; to show reluctance …1880 Sc.
 ODDLE to go about in an uncertain or useless way; to trifle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 PADDLE to trifle; to deal in a petty trifling way …a1620 obs.
 PADGEL to trifle, to dally …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 PALTER to play fast and loose with a matter or thing; to dilly-dally, to trifle with …1814
 PANDER to trifle at one’s work …Bk1905 Sc.
 PAWTLE to trifle away time; to be apparently busy and yet accomplish no work; esp. of a woman …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
 PIDDLE to dawdle; to potter; to concern oneself with trifles; to waste one’s time …1774 Amer. dial.
 PIDDLE ABOUT to dawdle; to potter; to concern oneself with trifles; to waste one’s time …1774 Amer. dial.
 PIDDLE AROUND to dawdle; to potter; to concern oneself with trifles; to waste one’s time …1774 Amer. dial.
 PIDDLE AWAY to waste by trifling …1909 Amer. dial.
 PIFFLE to talk or act in a feeble or trifling way …M19 colloq.
 PIGGLE to trifle with …E20 Eng. dial.
 POWTER to potter about; to do trifling simple tasks …Scot and Irish
 PUITHERNAWL to be busy with trifles …1960 Irish sl.
 QUEETER to work lazily and languidly, to trifle, to waste time …1866 Sc.
 QUIDDLE to trifle or play with …a1652 obs.
– QUIDDLE to trifle, to waste time; to be anxious about trifles; to fuss about, to fidget …1832 now chiefly Eng. & Amer. dial.
 SANTER;  SAUNTER to trifle, to play about in a casual offhand manner …a1810 Sc.
 TAFFLE to trifle, to idle, to loiter …1854 Eng. dial.
 TAIVER to roam about aimlessly or idly; to dally, to trifle, to waste time …1808 Sc.
 TANKLE to idle, to trifle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TANTLE to walk slowly and feebly; to totter, as a young child; to dawdle, to loiter, to waste time; trifle, to potter about …1889 Eng. dial.
 TAVER to roam about aimlessly or idly; to dally, to trifle, to waste time …1808 Sc.
 TEATLE to dawdle, to trifle; to idle away time …1890 Eng. dial.
 THRIMBLE to fumble; to hesitate, to trifle …1781 Eng. dial.
 TICK AND TOY to trifle …1550
 TIDDLE to potter; to trifle; to fidget, to fuss …1747 obs. exc. Eng. dial. or sl.
 TIFF to be idly employed, to be busy about trifles …c1440 obs.
 TIFFLE to busy oneself idly; to trifle; to potter about …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TIFFY-TAFFY to dawdle, to trifle …B1900 Eng. dial.
 TIG to trifle; to dally with …1634
 TINKER to trifle, to potter …1658
 TINKLE ON to trifle about; to work in a lazy, trifling manner …Bk1905 Sc.
 TITTLE to potter; to trifle; to fidget, to fuss …17C obs. exc. Eng. dial. or sl.
 YAFFLE to trifle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


TRIFLING – ADJECTIVES (also see TRIFLE)
 BAGATELLE trifling, trumpery …1637 obs.
 BAUBLING trifling, contemptible, paltry, insignificant …1601 obs.
 BIDDLE-BADDLE trifling, of small account …Bk1877 Eng. dial. 
 BIG AS A BEE’S KNEE of a very small size; trifling, insignificant …1838
 CORKY light, trifling, frivolous; buoyant, lively, springy; hence, skittish, ticklish, restive …1601 colloq.
 DESIPIENT foolish, silly, childish, playful; playing the fool; idly trifling …1727 rare
 DIDDLIN trifling; seemingly active, yet accomplishing little; untrustworthy …1888 Sc.
 DINKY trifling, insignificant, unimpressive …L19 N. Amer. colloq.
 EATHLY inconsiderable, slight, trifling …c890 obs.
 FADDLING trifling, over-particular, fastidious …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FARTING trifling, contemptible, insubstantial …1930s sl.
 FEATHER-WEIGHTED trifling, unimportant …1870
 FINGLE-FANGLE trifling, of no importance …a1652 obs.
 FLOCCINAUCICAL inconsiderable, inconsequential, trifling …1826
 FRIBBLE trifling, frivolous, ridiculous, silly …1798
 FRIBBLING trifling
 FRIBBLISH trifling
 FUTILOUS futile, worthless, trifling …1607 obs.
 GIGGISH lively, flighty, wanton, trifling, silly, foolish …1523
 HALLACKING idle, lazy, trifling, loitering …1878 Eng. dial.
 HALLOCKING idle, lazy, trifling, loitering …1878 Eng. dial.
 IMMOMENT of no moment; unimportant; trifling …1606 obs. rare
 ITEMING fidgeting, trifling …1867 Eng. dial.
 ITEMY trifling; tricky, fidgety …1889 Eng. dial.
 LEGER; LIEGER light, not heavy; slight, trifling; also, nimble …1481-90
 MINCING affected; trifling …1827 Sc.
 NAFFLING trifling; loitering …Bk1903 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 NANNICKING full of apish tricks; trifling …1815 Eng. dial.
 NATLING trifling, fanciful, ornamental …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 NAUGHTY valueless, good-for-nothing, insignificant, trifling; small and contemptible in appearance …1835 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NICKY-NACKY trifling, trivial, useless; troublesome; speaking in an affected or mincing manner …1818 Sc.
 NIDDLE-NODDLE trifling, feckless …1964 Sc. 
 NIDGETTY trifling …1798 rare
 NIDGING trifling, insignificant …B1900
 NIFFNAFFY fastidious; trifling …1785 sl.
 NIFLING of small importance or value; trifling; insignificant; worthless …1649 rare or obs.
 NUGACIOUS trivial, trifling, futile; of no moment or importance …1652 rare
 NUGATORIOUS trifling, of no value or importance, worthless …1646 obs.
 NUGIFRIVOLOUS free for frivolous trifling …1589
 ODDLING trifling, uncertain, dallying …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 OFF-PUTTEN dilatory, delaying, trifling …1892 Sc.
 OFF-PUTTING dilatory, delaying, trifling …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 PADDLING trifling, petty; useless …Bk1905 Sc.
 PADGELLING trifling, petty …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 PAFFLING silly, trifling, idle …1811 Eng. dial. obs.
 PALTERING trifling, worthless, despicable, paltry …1553 obs.
 PALTING petty, trifling, paltry …1579 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 PERQUISQUILIAN thoroughly trifling or worthless …1647 nonce word obs.
 PIDDLING trifling, trivial, insignificant; loafing …1899 Amer. dial.
 PILULOUS like a pill in size; small, insignificant, minute, trifling …1872
 PISS-PIDDLING trifling; loafing …1965 Amer. dial.
 QUEETERING weak, trifling …1866 Sc.
 QUIDDLING fussing, trifling, mincing …1841 Amer. dial.
 SILLY insignificant, trifling …1567 obs.
 SKILLIGALEE;  SKILLYGALEE worthless, trifling …1883
 SKITTERY trifling, of little importance, trivial …1905
 TIDDLYWINKING trifling, pottering …1869 sl.
– TOYOUS trifling, ornamental, unessential …1581 obs. rare
 TRIFLOUS trifling; insignificant, trivial; frivolous …1509 obs. rare
– TWIDDLE-TWADDLE idle, trifling …1798
 
TRIFLING – NOUNS
 BABBY-LAKIN a child’s toy; hence, a trifling thing; a triviality …1891 Eng. dial.
 BAFFLE a shuffle; quibbling, trifling …1783 obs.
 BAFFLING quibbling; trifling …1653 obs.
 BAUBLERY childish foolery; trifling business …1583 obs.
 BODDLE anything of trifling value …Bk1911 Sc.
 BRANCH WATER something trifling …c1960 Amer. dial.
 CHICKEN FEED something trifling, of little importance, esp. a small sum of money; small change …1837 Amer. dial.
 DALLIANCE waste of time in trifling, idle delay …1547-64 obs.
 DIDDLE a whim, a fad; something trifling …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DIDDLE slow and trifling working; trifling activity; one who is slow and dawdling in his work …Bk1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DIDDLE-DADDLE slow and trifling working; trifling activity; one who is slow and dawdling in his work …Bk1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 FADDLE nonsense, trifling …1850 colloq. & Eng. dial.
 FAFFLEMENT trifling and unnecessary work …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FIGGLE-FAGGLE conduct which is foolish, ludicrous, or unbecoming; silly or trifling conduct; ridiculous behaviour …19C Sc.
 FRIBBLE a trifling thing, a frivolous notion or characteristic …1831
– FRIBBLISH having the quality of a fribble; ​frivolous, trifling, ridiculous …1768
​- ITEMING trifling, nonsense …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 JAMPH trifling over work; an habitual idler …Bk1902 Sc.
 MAFFLE nonsense, trifling …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MAFFLEMENT nonsense, trifling …Bk1905 Eng, dial.
 MAG’S TALES nonsense, trifling …c1410 obs.
 MAG TALES nonsense, trifling …c1410 obs.
 MONKEY WORK trifling or insignificant work …1933 Amer. dial.
 NANTLING gossiping or trifling matters …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 NEEDLE an object of trifling importance or value; hence, a particle …a1225 obs.
 NIFF-NAFF a trifling or unimportant thing or matter; something of little value; a knick-knack, a trifle, a bauble; anything very small …1838 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 NINCETY-FINCETY a trifling matter …1566 obs.
 NUGILOGUE trifling talk …1649
 PALTERING equivocation, shuffling, playing fast and loose; trifling with serious matters …1600
 PICAYUNE a person or thing considered small,  mean, or insignificant; something of slight value or trifling importance …1804 Amer. colloq.
 QUIDDLING the spending of time in trifling employments …1841 Amer. dial.
 SAUNTERING dawdling, trifling …1678 obs.
 SMALL BEER trifling matters, small things …1604
– THINGEMTY-THANGEMTY a useless, trifling article; a knickknack; something the name of which is forgotten or unknown …1877 Eng. dial.
 THINGUMDAIRIE a knickknack; a useless, trifling article; something the name of which is unknown or forgotten …Bk1905 Sc..
 THINGUMMAGEE a knickknack; a useless, trifling article; something the name of which is unknown or forgotten …1889 Eng. dial.
 THINGUMSTICK a knickknack; a useless, trifling article; something the name of which is unknown or forgotten …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 THINGUMTIBOB a knickknack; a useless, trifling article; something the name of which is unknown or forgotten …1881 Eng. dial.
 
TRIFLING – VERBS
 SERVE SMALL BEER to discuss trifling subjects …Bk1942 Amer. sl.


TRIM, TRIMLY, TRIMMED, TRIMMING, TRIMNESS – ADJECTIVES
ADDRESSED arrayed, attired, trimmed, dressed …1393 arch.
CLASSY stylish, fine, neat, trim …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
DANDY of the nature of a dandy; affectedly neat, trim, or smart …1813
DAPPER neat, trim, smart in dress or appearance …LME
DINK neat, nice, finely dressed, trim, spruce …1721 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
DINKY neat, trim …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 FEAT-BODIED having a feat or trim body, neat, spruce …1750 obs.
 NABBY neat, trim, well-dressed; pretentious, dressed above one’s station …1879 Sc.
NABITY neat, trim, well-dressed; pretentious, dressed above one’s station …Bk1903 Sc.
NEAT of persons: inclined to refinement or elegance; finely or elegantly dressed; trim or smart in apparel …1546 obs.
NEAT of women: trim, smart …1559 obs.
NET of persons: trim, smart, or elegant, esp. in dress …a1300 obs. rare
 NUNTY precise in dress, neat, trim, dapper …1856 Eng. dial.
SPINORTIC;  SPONORTIC neat, trim, stylish …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
TIGHT neat in appearance; neatly and carefully dressed; trim, tidy, smart; of a neat compact build, well-made, shapely …1697 arch. or Eng. dial.
TRIG pleasingly trim. tidy, neat …1838 Amer. dial.

TRIM etc. – ADVERBS
GASH trimly, neatly, so as to have a good appearance …1806 Sc.
JEMMILY neatly, trimly …1837

TRIM etc. – NOUNS
EAVESING the act of trimming the edges of anything; clipping, polling, shearing; also, what is cut off; the clippings of hair …a800 obs.
FABALA a flounce, trimming, furbelow …c1800 Sc. obs.
FAKEMENT a trimming, a superfluous thing …L19 sl.
 FASHERIE trouble, annoyance; fuss, unnecessary ceremony; any unnecessary ornamentation, trimming, etc. …1727 Sc.
 FATTERALS;  FATTRALS ribbon ends, loose pieces of trimming; anything loose and trailing; rarely in singular …1786 Sc. obs.
FEATNESS elegance, shapeliness, spruceness, trimness …1576
FIXINGS trimmings …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
GARNISH trimming for articles of dress; some particular material used for this purpose …1527 obs.
GARNITURE ornament, trimming, etc. added to dress …1667
JEMMINESS spruceness, neatness, trimness …1756
PAMPINATION the pruning or trimming of vines …1398 obs. rare

TRIM etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
NABITY a well-dressed, trim person …Bk1903 Sc.

TRIM etc. – VERBS
DANDIFY to give the character or style of a dandy to; to make trim and smart like a dandy…1823 colloq.
JAG to trim up the small branches of a tree or hedge …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
KEMB to trim; to make smooth or elegant …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
LAY ON to trim, to embroider …1563-83 obs.
PAMPINATE to prune or trim a vine …1745 obs.
PAMPINE to prune or trim a vine …c1420 obs.
SCOW to trim, to cut off ragged edges, tatters, etc. …1880 Sc. 
TAIL to put into shape, to trim, to make ready …c1330 obs.


TRINIDAD – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who has never been to the US but speaks with an American accent and embraces other American mannerisms FRESH-WATER AMERICAN;  FRESH-WATER YANKEE  1961 Trinidad and Tobago


TRINKET – NOUNS
BEAUBELET a small toy, trinket, plaything …c1205 obs. rare
BIBELOT a small curio or artistic trinket …L19
 BONNY DIE a trinket, a toy …Bk1911 Sc.
 BONNY-WALLIES;  BONNY-WAWLIES gewgaws, trinkets …Bk1911 Sc.
FANDANGLES ornaments, trinkets; antics, capers, as in dancing about …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
FANDANGS the fanciful adornments in personal attire; trinkets …1876 Eng. dial.
FANDANGS AND FEATHERMENTS trinkets, trifles, personal adornments …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
JAPE a trifle, a toy, a trinket, a plaything …1436 obs.
JIGGAMBOB;  JIGGUMBOB a knickknack; a trinket; anything particular, strange or unknown …1640 sl.
 NIGNAY a knickknack, a trinket, a trifle; a trifling, useless thing or proceeding; an unnecessary ornament or frill, a gewgaw …a1689 Sc.
 TRINKUM-TRANKUMS trinkets, gewgaws; odd matters of finery, as ribbons, etc. …1718 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
VARIORUM a piece of decoration, in furniture, etc.; an ornament, gewgaw, trinket; a flourish in handwriting; any unnecessary appendage …1864 Sc.
 WALLIE;  WALLY an ornament, a gewgaw, a trinket, a knickknack, a toy …1772 Sc.


TRIP (journey) – NOUNS
BROAD a journey, a trip; a visit …1823 Amer. dial.
FLIP a short flight in an aircraft; also, a trip in another form of conveyance; a quick tour on foot …1914 colloq.
GALLIVANTINGS jaunts, pleasure-trips, holiday-makings …Bk1900 Ireland
GANG a journey, a trip on an errand …c950 obs. exc. Sc.
JAUL a holiday; a trip taken for pure enjoyment …1980s S. Afr.
JAUNT an excursion, trip, or journey, esp. one taken for pleasure …1678
JAWL a holiday; a trip taken for pure enjoyment …1980s S. Afr.
JOL a holiday; a trip taken for pure enjoyment …1980s S. Afr.
JUNKET a trip, ostensibly taken for business or other serious purposes and paid for by an employer, government, etc., which is characterized by the self-indulgent pursuit of pleasure …1886 sl., orig. US
JUNKETING the act of going on an excursion or pleasure trip …1913
PASEAR an excursion; a trip …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– RANDOM SCOOT an outing with no definite destination; a pleasure drive …1878 Amer. dial.
RANT a merrymaking or pleasure trip; a rough frolic; a lively story or song; a loud noise …1796 Sc. & Eng. dial.
RANTUM SCOOT an outing with no definite destination; a pleasure drive …1896 Amer. dial.
RUNAROUND a short trip, an excursion …1950s orig. US
SCHLEP(P) a difficult or troublesome trip …1968 Amer. dial.
SHLEPP a difficult or troublesome trip …1968 Amer. dial.
TOOTLE a casual trip, a drive …colloq.
VAIGE a journey, trip, outing, or expedition …1825 Sc.
VISTA a short journey, a visit, a trip …1888 Sc.
VISTIE a short journey, a visit, a trip …1888 Sc.

TRIP (journey) – NOUNS, PERSON
JUNKETER a person who goes on an outing or pleasure trip; an excursionist …1868

TRIP (journey) – VERBS
JAUNT to make a short journey, trip, or excursion; to take a jaunt for pleasure …1647
JUNKET to go on an excursion or pleasure trip, esp. one in which eating and drinking are prominent; to travel about or around …1821


TRIP, TRIPPING (stumble) – INTERJECTIONS
– used when tripping, making a mistake, etc. OOPSIE DOODLES! 

TRIP etc. (stumble) – VERBS
– to trip over and fall; to come undone; to fall heavily COME A GUTSER 1918 Aust. sl.
– to trip over an obstacle, usually sustaining some form of injury COME A PEARLER;  COME A PURLER M19 sl.
– to trip, to skip, to walk, to run rapidly; to hurry SKELP 1721
– to trip, to stagger, to stumble, to reel, to totter; to rock, roll TITUBATE 1575 rare
– to trip, to step lightly; to walk mincingly, or on tiptoe TIP 1819


TRIPE – NOUNS
– tripe KEGMEG M19 sl.
– tripe PAUNCHES 1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– tripe PAUNCHINGS 1890 Sc.  
– a tripe shop KEGMEG SHOP M19 sl.


TRIPLE – ADJECTIVES
– triple, treble, threefold THRIBBLE 1765 Amer. dial.
– triple, treble, threefold THRIPLE 1909 Amer. dial.

TRIPLE – VERBS
– to triple TRIBBLE 1810 Amer. dial.
– to triple, to treble THREBBLE 1935 Amer. dial.
– to triple, to treble THRIBBLE 1765 Amer. dial.


TRIPLET – NOUNS, PERSON
– a triplet THRIBLET 1941 Amer. dial.
– a triplet; one of three children born at one birth THRIN 1805 Eng. & Amer. dial.


TRITE – ADJECTIVES
BEATEN well-worn, trite …a1543 obs.
HACK in common or promiscuous use; hackneyed; trite, commonplace …1781
HACKNEY worn out, like a hired horse, by indiscriminate or vulgar use; threadbare, trite, commonplace; hackneyed …1596 obs.
OLD FIDDLE ‘old hat; trite or outdated …1979 US sl.
ICKY old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
LONG-HAIR old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
LONG-UNDERWEAR old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
OFF THE COB old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
OLD HAT trite; outdated, old-fashioned …1911
PRIM old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
RAZZMATAZZ old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
RICKY-TICK old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
ROOTY-TOO old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
SCHMALTZY old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
SQUARE old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
STRICTLY STOCK old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
TRITICAL trite and critical …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
UNHEP old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
WOODEN old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.

TRITE – NOUNS
BROMIDE a commonplace saying, a trite remark, conventionalism …1909 sl., orig. US

TRITE – VERBS
HACKNEY to render too familiar, vulgar, trite, or commonplace …1596


TRIUMPH, TRIUMPHANT – ADJECTIVES
– triumphant A-COCK-HORSE 1611 Eng. dial.
– triumphant, bearing or worthy to ‘bear the palm’, flourishing, prosperous PALMY 1602
– triumphant, elated ACOCK 1611 Eng. dial.
– triumphant, exultant, dancing for joy TRIPUDIANT a1626

TRIUMPH etc. – ADVERBS
– in a place of triumph; in an exalted position A-COCK-HORSE M17 obs.

TRIUMPH etc. – INTERJECTIONS
– an exclamation of triumph at having sorted out initial arrangements GAME ON! 1980s sl.
– an exclamation of triumph or exultation TISTY-TOSTY! 1568 obs.

TRIUMPH etc. – VERBS
– to triumph over CROW OVER 1588
– to triumph, to exult BAT 1867 Eng. dial.


TRIVIAL, TRIVIALITY – ADJECTIVES
AIRY-FAIRY insubstantial, trivial, of minimal importance …1920s sl.
BALD bare or destitute of meaning or force; lacking in vividness of description; meagre, trivial, paltry …1362
CROW poor; mean; trivial; insignificant; worthless …Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
CROW-BAIT insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
DASHY-TRASHY insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
DRIBBLE insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
FARTING trivial, irrelevant …1930s sl.
FIDDLE-FADDLE insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
FIDFAD insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
HALF-ASSED worthless; stupid; ill-planned; trivial …M20 US sl.
HEAN;  HENE mean, abject, poor; humble, lowly; abased, ignoble; miserable, wretched, dejected, humiliated; of little importance, trivial …c825 obs.
 IMPORTLESS without import or significance; trivial, unimportant; meaningless …1606 obs. rare
JUNKY insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
LIGHT-WINGED airy, trivial, frivolous …a1616 
MEASLY insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
MICKEY MOUSE applied to something small and ineffectual; trivial, time-wasting …1951
MOULDY insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– NICKY-NACKY trifling, trivial, useless; troublesome; speaking in an affected or mincing manner …1818 Sc.
NO-COUNT worthless, lazy, shiftless; useless, good-for-nothing; insignificant, trivial …1853 Amer. dial.
NO GREAT CATCH insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NO GREAT SCRATCH insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NO GREAT SHAKES insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NO-ACCOUNT trivial; worthless …19C Amer. sl.
NO-‘COUNT insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NO-GOOD insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NO ODDS insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOT FIT TO KILL insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOTHING IN IT insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOTHING TO IT insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOT WORTH A CONTINENTAL insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOT WORTH A DAMN insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOT WORTH A DIME A DOZEN insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOT WORTH A HOOT insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOT WORTH SHUCKS insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOT WORTH THE POWDER AND SHOT insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOT WORTH THE POWDER TO BLOW IT UP insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NOT WORTH TWO HOOTS IN HELL insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 NUGACIOUS trivial, trifling, futile; of no moment or importance …1652 rare
PEANUT small, trivial …1934 Amer. sl.
PIDDLING trifling, trivial, insignificant; loafing …1899 Amer. dial.
PIFFLING trivial; worthless …M19 colloq.
PUERILE childishly foolish; immature or trivial …17C
QUOTIDIAN of an everyday character; ordinary, commonplace, trivial …1461-83
RINKY-DINK trivial …1960s Amer. sl.
SAPLESS of little importance; trivial …1602
SHAG insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SINGLE slight, poor, trivial …c1449 obs.
SKITTERY trifling, of little importance, trivial …1905
SMALL-BEER insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SMALL-CHANGE insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SMALL-POTATO insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SMALL-TIME insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SMALL-TOWN insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
TEN-TWENTY-THIRTY insignificant; trivial; worthless …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
TINHORN trivial; worthless …1880 sl.
TIN-POT insignificant; trivial; worthless …1765
 TRIFLOUS trifling; insignificant, trivial; frivolous …1509 obs. rare
VAIN trivial, unimportant …1731 rare

TRIVIAL etc. – NOUNS
AIRY NOTHINGS trivial or superficial remarks; meaningless compliments; matters of no consequence …c1330 
ׇ BABBY-LAKIN a child’s toy; hence, a trifling thing; a triviality …1891 Eng. dial.
BOONDOGGLE a trivial, useless, or unnecessary undertaking …M20 N. Amer. sl.
CHOPPED LIVER something trivial; something to be scoffed at; usually used in the negative …1954 Amer. sl.
DIDDLY-SHIT something very trivial …M20 US sl.
 FLUMMADIDDLE silly or delusive nonsense; something trivial or ridiculous; balderdash …1848 Amer.
IMPERTINENCES something unsuitable, out of place, trivial, or irrational; an incongruity; a trifle, absurdity, piece of folly …1603
ITERIDAN a trivial occasion …1895 Eng. dial.
JIGAMAREE nonsense or any triviality …Bk1896 Amer. sl.
MICKEY MOUSE nonsense; something trivial
 PIGS AND WHISTLES fragments; odds and ends; pieces; knickknacks; trivial things …1681
 PIMPLE IN A BENT, A something very minute, small, or trivial …1807 obs.
PUERILITY the state or quality of being a child; the quality of being childish, foolish, or trivial …1425
SCIMPTION a trivial matter; a very small piece, amount, or quantity; a bit, a scrap …1919 Amer. dial.
SKIMPTION a trivial matter; a very small piece, amount, or quantity; a bit, a scrap …1942 Amer. dial.
STRAW a trifle, a trivial matter …L17
– TRUFFERY a thing of no importance; a mockery, a trifle, a triviality …c1429 obs. rare

TRIVIAL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
PEANUT a small or trivial person; something or somebody insignificant …1914 Amer. sl.

TRIVIAL etc. – VERBS
BOONDOGGLE to engage in a trivial, useless, or unnecessary undertaking …M20 N. Amer. sl.
PICK A SALAD to be engaged in some trivial occupation …1520 obs.