[ trap-ee ]

adjective,trap·pi·er, trap·pi·est.
  1. difficult or tricky: trappy terrain.

  2. catching one unawares: trappy pitfalls.

  1. (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

Other words from trappy

  • trap·pi·ness, noun

Words Nearby trappy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trappy in a sentence

  • Another feature is the extreme simplicity in loading—nothing trappy or fussy about it.

    Kodaks and Kodak Supplies, 1914 | Canadian Kodak Company
  • 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
  • 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
  • trappy, lad,” shouted another, “does ta sleep inside that owd thing?

    The Parson O' Dumford | George Manville Fenn