trimmings

trimming

[trim-ing]
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:
1510–20; trim + -ing1

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trimming (ˈtrɪmɪŋ)
 
n
1.  an extra piece used to decorate or complete
2.  (plural) usual or traditional accompaniments: roast turkey with all the trimmings
3.  (plural) parts that are cut off
4.  dialect (plural) ornaments; decorations: Christmas trimmings
5.  informal a reproof, beating, or defeat

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trimmings
"adornments, accessories, etc.," 1612, from trim (v.).
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