trimming

noun trim·ming \ ˈtri-miŋ \
|Updated on: 21 Aug 2018

Definition of trimming

1 a : 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

Examples of trimming in a Sentence

  1. our football team suffered a pretty severe trimming

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First Known Use of trimming

circa 1525

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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TRIMMING Defined for Kids

trimming

noun trim·ming \ ˈtri-miŋ \

Definition of trimming for Students

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


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