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trappings

[trap-ingz] /ˈtræp ɪŋz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
articles of equipment or dress, especially of an ornamental character.
2.
conventional adornment; characteristic signs:
trappings of democracy.
3.
Sometimes, trapping. an ornamental covering for a horse; caparison.
Origin of trappings
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see trap2, -ing1, -s3
Synonyms
1. costume, raiment, attire, apparel.
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trappings

/ˈtræpɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
the accessories and adornments that characterize or symbolize a condition, office, etc: the visible trappings of success
2.
a ceremonial harness for a horse or other animal, including bridles, saddles, etc
Word Origin
C16: from trap²
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Word Origin and History for trappings
n.

"ornamental covering for a horse," late 14c., from Middle English trappe "cloth for a horse" (c.1300), later "personal effects" (mid-15c.), alteration of Middle French drap "cloth" (see drape (n.)).

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