EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Obscure, as is common among colloquialisms. OED mentions possible association with Dutch trappen, to tread or stamp the foot, but objects that the connection is unconvincing. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

VerbEdit

trapes (third-person singular simple present trapeses, present participle trapesing, simple past and past participle trapesed)

  1. Alternative spelling of traipse in reduced usage since about WWI

NounEdit

trapes (plural trapeses)

  1. Alternative spelling of traipse in reduced usage since about WWI

Etymology 2Edit

See trape.

NounEdit

trapes

  1. (seldom in use since about WWII, colloquial) A slattern; an idle, sluttish, or untidy woman.

AnagramsEdit


SpanishEdit

NounEdit

trapes m pl

  1. plural of trape