Definition of trappings noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtræpɪŋz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræpɪŋz//
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[plural] trappings (of something) (formal, especially disapproving) the possessions, clothes, etc. that are connected with a particular situation, job or social position They enjoyed all the trappings of wealth. the trappings of fame/power/success Word Originlate Middle English: derivative of the verb trap ‘put trappings on a horse’.
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