trimming

[ trim-ing ]
/ ˈtrɪm ɪŋ /

noun

anything used or serving to decorate or complete: the trimmings of a Christmas tree.
Usually trimmings. an accompaniment or garnish to a main dish: roast turkey with all the trimmings.
trimmings, pieces cut off in trimming, clipping, paring, or pruning.
the act of a person or thing that trims.
Informal. a beating or thrashing.
Informal. a defeat: Our team took quite a trimming.

Origin of trimming

First recorded in 1510–20; trim + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for trimmings

trimming

/ (ˈtrɪmɪŋ) /

noun

an extra piece used to decorate or complete
(plural) usual or traditional accompanimentsroast turkey with all the trimmings
(plural) parts that are cut off
(plural) dialect ornaments; decorationsChristmas trimmings
informal a reproof, beating, or defeat
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Word Origin and History for trimmings

trimmings


n.

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

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