Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gad or flaunt about idly.
- n. A slattern: an idle, sluttish woman; a jade.
- n. going about; a tramp.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Obs. or Colloq. A slattern; an idle, sluttish, or untidy woman.
- v. colloq. To go about in an idle or slatternly fashion; to trape; to traipse.
“Trifling articles, like eggs or radishes, might be smuggled into a brown wicker basket with covers; but it did not consort with elegance to "trapes" home with anything that looked inconvenient or had legs sticking out of it.”
“The "bad" bonnet must sink the large souled Grecian to a cinder-wench, make the Frenchwoman a trapes from the Palais Royal, our fair astronomer a gipsy of Greenwich Park, and the fate-foretelling sybil”
“It's not for what he did at the wars that the redcoats trapes after him.”
“Did ye notiss she never drops his arm when she sees the stage comin ', but kinder trapes along jist the same?”
“She would certainly have sent some trapes of a Muse to press you, had she known what good epigrams you write.”
“A Championship course, 18 holes, par 72, 6.066 mètres (Men)/5.235 mètres (Women) This course, that offers wide Fairways dotted with olive trees and sand trapes within a driving range, is indeed a challenge for players of all handicaps.”
“[illegible] and mingle with the Crowd upon Change, and trapes the”
“An 'de nigger w'at k'n trapes' round wid pies and not git in no alley-way an 'sample um, den I'm bleedzd ter say dat nigger outniggers me an' my fambly.”
“What, the trulls and the trapes and the saucy footmen!”
“I forgot things, never mind what, for I must have some business o 'my own or I wouldn't seem to belong to myself; and so I've got to trapes round considerable, -- money matters and the likes, -- and folks a'n't always ready for you to the minute; therefore count on more time than what's needful, say I. ”
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