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trimming

[trim-ing] /ˈtrɪm ɪŋ/
noun
1.
anything used or serving to decorate or complete:
the trimmings of a Christmas tree.
2.
Usually, trimmings. an accompaniment or garnish to a main dish:
roast turkey with all the trimmings.
3.
trimmings, pieces cut off in trimming, clipping, paring, or pruning.
4.
the act of a person or thing that trims.
5.
Informal. a beating or thrashing.
6.
Informal. a defeat:
Our team took quite a trimming.
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; trim + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for trimmings

trimming

/ˈtrɪmɪŋ/
noun
1.
an extra piece used to decorate or complete
2.
(pl) usual or traditional accompaniments roast turkey with all the trimmings
3.
(pl) parts that are cut off
4.
(pl) (dialect) ornaments; decorations Christmas trimmings
5.
(informal) a reproof, beating, or defeat
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Word Origin and History for trimmings
n.

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

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