n. [F., fr. It. bagatella; cf. Prov. It.
bagata trifle, OF. bague, Pr. bagua, bundle. See
Bag, n.] 1. A trifle; a thing
of no importance.
Rich trifles, serious bagatelles.
2. A game played on an oblong board, having, at one
end, cups or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by a rod
held in the hand of the player.