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1. livin at the "rock bottom" of life; just gettin by
2. thug like, hustlin, selling, or "holding"
Everyone trying to be trife never face the consequences
you propably only did a month for minor offences
ask a nigga doing life if he had another chance
but then again there's always the wicked at new and advanced
dance forever with the devil on a code cell block
but thats what happens when you rape, murder and sell rock
devils used to be gods, angels that fell from the top
there's no diversity because we're burning in the melting pot

-Immortal technique- Dance With the Devil
by TylerCer April 04, 2006
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Adjective. Being in a tough situation, being hopeless or helpless, living in poverty. Rough, difficult, troublesome.
A brother need food, you got to have food for your health
And clothes, gear to keep a steam on yourself
Son, shelter, a place to lay for rest when your stressed
Over life 'cause it's trife and aint no God gonna help you

- Dead Prez, Food Clothes and Shelter

It's real, grew up in trife life, did times or white line
The hype vice, murderous nighttimes, and knife fights invite crimes

- Nas, Memory Lane
by That's Capitalism October 07, 2010
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an abbreviation for "trifling" or "triflin'" as used to describe something tasteless, something trashy something gross, something unattractive, or something undesireable
You see that ho wit her thong hangin out? That's trife.

Damn, bitch! You need to wash your cooch! you smellin trife up in here!
by ChrissyKiss December 13, 2007
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1. Trifling. Unimportant.

2. Over-concerned with petty things.
"That girl is so trife, she's always spreading gossip."
by smack February 15, 2005
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adjective - 1. something that is gross,cheap, or in anyway unbecoming of you or beneath you. 2. Anything you deem to be stupid.

I can't believe we're staying in a Motel 8, this is so trife.

I've worn these clothes 3 days in a row, it's pretty trife.
by ICM November 24, 2007
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Closely related to "trippin".
1. Someone who makes much ado about nothing.
2. Something that is so wack that it's not worth your time.
"It's like one big mind game that everybody playin and
Niggas say bitches is trife, bitches say niggas is
We just don't understand our fundamental differences"
-Talib Kweli, Love Language
by freezel June 02, 2004
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actin shady,to think crookedly. doing whatever it takes to survive, no matter who u step on 2 get 2 where u need to be.
My niggaz stash knives, we livin trife in this bitch.

Niggas is trife, fumble and lose ya life.
by s 2 the u December 27, 2005
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