frap

[frap]

Origin of frap

1300–50; Middle English frappen < Old French fraper to strike, beat, probably < Germanic (compare Old Norse hrapa to hurl, hurry)
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frap

verb fraps, frapping or frapped
  1. (tr) nautical to lash down or together

Word Origin for frap

C14: from Old French fraper to hit, probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for frap
v.

early 14c., from Old French fraper (12c., Modern French frapper) "to strike, hit beat," cognate with Italian frappare "to strike," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative (cf. rap (n.)). Nautical sense of "bind tightly" is from 1540s. Related: Frapped; frapping.

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