trape

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

trape (plural trapes)

  1. (obsolete) A messy or untidy woman.
    • 1678, Samuel Butler, Hudibras:
      Hard was his fate in this I own, / Nor will I for the trapes atone; / Indeed to guess I am not able, / What made her thus inexorable [...].

Verb[edit]

trape (third-person singular simple present trapes, present participle traping, simple past and past participle traped)

  1. (intransitive) To drag.
    No, that coat's too big; it'll trape along the ground if you wear it.

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