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trimming

[trim-ing] /ˈtrɪm ɪŋ/
noun
1.
anything used or serving to decorate or complete:
the trimmings of a Christmas tree.
2.
Usually, trimmings. an accompaniment or garnish to a main dish:
roast turkey with all the trimmings.
3.
trimmings, pieces cut off in trimming, clipping, paring, or pruning.
4.
the act of a person or thing that trims.
5.
Informal. a beating or thrashing.
6.
Informal. a defeat:
Our team took quite a trimming.
Origin of trimming
1510-1520
First recorded in 1510-20; trim + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for trimmings

trimming

/ˈtrɪmɪŋ/
noun
1.
an extra piece used to decorate or complete
2.
(pl) usual or traditional accompaniments: roast turkey with all the trimmings
3.
(pl) parts that are cut off
4.
(pl) (dialect) ornaments; decorations: Christmas trimmings
5.
(informal) a reproof, beating, or defeat
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Word Origin and History for trimmings
n.

"adornments, accessories, etc.," 1610s, from trim (v.).

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