trapping

noun
trap·​ping | \ ˈtra-ping How to pronounce trapping (audio) \

Definition of trapping

1 trappings plural : outward signs conventional men with all the trappings … of banality— Robert Plank
2 trappings plural : outward decoration or dress : ornamental equipment
3 : caparison sense 1 usually used in plural

First Known Use of trapping

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for trapping

Middle English, from gerund of trappen — more at trap

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The first known use of trapping was in the 14th century

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“Trapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trapping. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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