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(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trim
(n.) The act of one who trims.
(n.) The act of reprimanding or chastisting; as, to give a boy a trimming.
(n.) 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. - .
a. from Trim, v.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Trimming'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/t/trimming.html. 1828.