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
Recent Examples on the Web Waxing, hair-coloring, and cuticle trimming, which can trigger psoriasis of the hands and nails, says Hu. Olivia Muenter, Allure, "How to Treat and Prevent Psoriasis in Your Everyday Life," 3 May 2021 These districts are supposed to provide property owners with services that go beyond those routinely provided by the city, such as regular sidewalk and street sweeping, trash collection, tree trimming and graffiti removal. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Logan Heights property owners allege poor service, seek to ditch maintenance district nonprofit," 2 May 2021 Herring gulls are large birds, white and gray with black trimming, basic gull colors. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, "Book celebrates stories of the gulls that surround us," 30 Mar. 2021 Some city services, such as tree trimming, have been cut to save money. Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times, "New plan at Disneyland calls for squeezing in more rides, restaurants and shops," 25 Mar. 2021 The upshot is a bit more case stretching, which leads to frequent neck trimming. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, "The Fall of the .220 Swift," 12 Mar. 2021 Frameless snowboard goggles do away with the plastic trimming found on many models, which results in a trendy, oversized look. Popular Science, "Best snowboard goggles: Stay protected on the slopes," 23 Feb. 2021 This year, virtual defiles paid homage to the 70s with particular focus on flirty fringe trimming. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, "The Ultimate Guide To Sustainable Dressing For Spring 2021: Key Pieces, Trends, And Brands To Know," 4 Mar. 2021 The utility sees even higher spending moving forward -- as high as $40 million with new construction and emergency trimming. oregonlive, "Can utilities prevent the extreme power outages Oregon experienced in last week’s ice storm? Maybe, but at a cost," 21 Feb. 2021

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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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6 May 2021

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“Trimming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trimming. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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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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