Definition of trim adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//trɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trɪm//
    Good health, Exercise
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  1. 1(of a person) looking thin, healthy and attractive She has kept very trim. a trim figure See related entries: Good health, Exercise
  2. 2neat and well cared for synonym well kept a trim garden
  3. Word OriginOld English trymman, trymian ‘make firm, arrange’, of which the adjective appears to be a derivative. The word's history is obscure; current verb senses date from the early 16th cent. when usage became frequent and served many purposes: this is possibly explained by spoken or dialect use in the Middle English period not recorded in existing literature.
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