TRIMMING
Cheating, changing side, or beating. I'll trim his jacket; I'll thresh him. To be trimmed; to be shaved; I'll just step and get trimmed.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Trim"ming (?),

a. from Trim, v.

The Whigs are, essentially, an inefficient, trimming, halfway sort of a party. Jeffrey.

Trimming joist Arch., a joist into which timber trimmers are framed; a header. See Header.

Knight.

 

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Trim"ming, n.

1.

The act of one who trims.

2.

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 plural<-- as, We had a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. -->.

3.

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

[Colloq.]

 

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