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trifle

[OED, to jest in order to cheat, mock or amuse obs.→1602; cf. Brit. dial. Mid trifling troublesome EDD; US dial. South trifling mean, worthless WEA] v. 1. to pester; annoy: 1940 Now lissen here. I don't want yinna t' go ...trifling roun' (Dupuch 117). Stop trifling! (Nassau). <Gen.>

2. to throw a person to the ground in playful wrestling. <Eleu.>

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Last update: 2011-08-11 20:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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