trimming

noun
trim·​ming | \ ˈtri-miŋ How to pronounce trimming (audio) \

Definition of trimming

1a : an additional garnishing turkey and all the trimmings
b : a decorative accessory or additional item trimmings for a hat
c : the remnants of something that has been trimmed : clipping tree/grass/hedge trimmings
3 : the act of one who trims

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Examples of trimming in a Sentence

our football team suffered a pretty severe trimming

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One of the zoo's fan favorites, Bei Bei's caretakers marked his birthday with a cake laced with all the trimmings: fruit juice, fiber biscuits, pears, bananas, carrots, sweet potatoes and a sugar cane topping. Brandi Kellam, CBS News, "Bei Bei the giant panda celebrates last birthday at National Zoo before China move," 22 Aug. 2019 Extra pie trimmings, or leftover biscuit dough, might do double duty as a cobbler top, while a nub of butter with some brown sugar and oats made a quick crisp topping. Marcy Goldman, Twin Cities, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 15 Aug. 2019 In Santa Cruz County, where PG&E has met resistance for its trimming, Boulder Creek resident Nancy Macy was stunned to see a cluster of Douglas firs removed from her neighbor’s property. Kurtis Alexander, SFChronicle.com, "‘Radical’ tree trimming: Critics say PG&E’s rush to stop fires may hurt California forests," 15 Aug. 2019 Extra pie trimmings, or leftover biscuit dough, might do double duty as a cobbler top, while a nub of butter with some brown sugar and oats made a quick crisp topping. Marcy Goldman, Washington Post, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 6 Aug. 2019 The waterfront mansion with all the trimmings is $13 million. sun-sentinel.com, "Waterfront mansion includes almost $5 million extras, including art, sports car and a custom boat," 25 July 2019 Mewis retires to a luxury suite at Fenway with her family and friends, and proceeds to enjoy a hot dog with all the trimmings and pizza washed down by an ice-cold beer. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Riding along on Sam Mewis’s whirlwind World Cup victory tour," 15 July 2019 For some participants, tree trimming will be a first job. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "New program trains Michigan inmates for tree-trimming jobs after prison," 10 July 2019 The white high collar design is emblazoned with a central red stripe and black trimming. SI.com, "Arsenal 2019/20 Home Kit: Gunners Unveil Glorious New Strip for Next Season," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of trimming

circa 1525, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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The first known use of trimming was circa 1525

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trimming

noun
trim·​ming | \ ˈtri-miŋ\

Kids Definition of trimming

: something that ornaments, seasons, or completes roast turkey with all the trimmings

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