trape

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably via a Medieval Latin *trappa from Old English træppe, treppe (trap, snare), from Proto-Germanic *trap-, from Proto-Indo-European *dreb-, from *der- (walk, step).

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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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Frankish *trappa (trap, snare), from Proto-Germanic *trap-, *tramp- (to step). More at English trap.

Noun[edit]

trape f (oblique plural trapes, nominative singular trape, nominative plural trapes)

  1. trap (device design to ensnare or trap)
  2. hiding place

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish draper

Noun[edit]

trape m (plural trapes)

  1. (dated) intermediate fabric used to make drapery.