trapes

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

trapes (third-person singular simple present trapeses, present participle trapesing, simple past and past participle trapesed)

  1. Obsolete spelling of traipse.

Noun[edit]

trapes (plural trapeses)

  1. Obsolete spelling of traipse.

Etymology 2[edit]

See trape.

Noun[edit]

trapes

  1. (obsolete, colloquial) A slattern; an idle, sluttish, or untidy woman.
    • Hudibras
      He found the sullen trapes / Possest with th' devil, worms, and claps.
    • Gay
      From door to door I'd sooner whine and beg, / Than marry such a trapes.
    • Young
      Since full each other station of renown, / Who would not be the greatest trapes in town?

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