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[trap-ee] /ˈtræp i/
adjective, trappier, trappiest.
difficult or tricky:
trappy terrain.
catching one unawares:
trappy pitfalls.
(of horses) moving with the legs lifted high in a short and rapid manner.
Origin of trappy
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75; trap1 + -y1
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trappiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • trappy, lad,” shouted another, “does ta sleep inside that owd thing?

    The Parson O' Dumford George Manville Fenn
  • trappy Pape was the next to be joked, as he came up hugging the green baize bag containing his violoncello.

    The Parson O' Dumford George Manville Fenn
  • He was driving a "trappy" bay nag, and his new road wagon had rubber tires.

  • The ground is so trappy that one hardly cares to take one's eyes off it for a moment.

    My African Journey

    Winston Churchill

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