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trappy

[trap-ee] /ˈtræp i/
adjective, trappier, trappiest.
1.
difficult or tricky:
trappy terrain.
2.
catching one unawares:
trappy pitfalls.
3.
(of horses) moving with the legs lifted high in a short and rapid manner.
Origin of trappy
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; trap1 + -y1
Related forms
trappiness, noun
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  • trappy, lad,” shouted another, “does ta sleep inside that owd thing?

    The Parson O' Dumford George Manville Fenn
  • The ground is so trappy that one hardly cares to take one's eyes off it for a moment.

    My African Journey Winston Churchill
  • He was driving a "trappy" bay nag, and his new road wagon had rubber tires.

  • 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

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