Definitions for trimmingˈtrɪm ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trim•mingˈtrɪm ɪŋ(n.)

  1. anything used or serving to decorate or complete:

    the trimming on a uniform.

  2. Usu., 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. a beating or thrashing.

    Category: Informal

  6. a defeat:

    Our team took quite a trimming.

    Category: Informal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trimming(noun)

    the act of adding decoration

    "the children had to be in bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree"

  2. trimming, trim, passementerie(noun)

    a decoration or adornment on a garment

    "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"

  3. trim, trimming, clipping(noun)

    cutting down to the desired size or shape


  1. trimming(Noun)

    The act of someone who trims.

    I gave a good trimming to my elderly neighbour's hedges.

  2. trimming(Noun)

    Material that is removed by someone trimming something, as a piece of steak.

  3. trimming(Noun)

    A reprimand or chastisting.

    to give a boy a trimming

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trimming

    of Trim

  2. Trimming

    a. from Trim, v

  3. Trimming(noun)

    the act of one who trims

  4. Trimming(noun)

    that which serves to trim, make right or fitting, adjust, ornament, or the like; especially, the necessary or the ornamental appendages, as of a garment; hence, sometimes, the concomitants of a dish; a relish; -- usually in the pluraltrimmings. --

  5. Trimming(noun)

    the act of reprimanding or chastisting; as, to give a boy a trimming

Translations for trimming

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something added as a decoration

lace trimming.

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