trape (plural trapes)
- (obsolete) A messy or untidy woman.
- 1678, Samuel Butler, Hudibras:
- Hard was his fate in this I own, / Nor will I for the trapes atone; / Indeed to guess I am not able, / What made her thus inexorable [...].
trape (third-person singular simple present trapes, present participle traping, simple past and past participle traped)
- (intransitive) To drag.
- No, that coat's too big; it'll trape along the ground if you wear it.
Frankish *trappa (“trap, snare”), from Proto-Germanic *trap-, *tramp- (“to step”). More at English trap.
trape f (oblique plural trapes, nominative singular trape, nominative plural trapes)
- trap (device design to ensnare or trap)
- hiding place