trappy [trap-ee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective, trap·pi·er, trap·pi·est.

  1. difficult or tricky: trappy terrain.
  2. catching one unawares: trappy pitfalls.
  3. (of horses) moving with the legs lifted high in a short and rapid manner.

Origin of trappy An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; trap1 + -y1 Related formstrap·pi·ness, noun Examples from the Web for trappy Historical Examples of trappy

  • Trappy, lad,” shouted another, “does ta sleep inside that owd thing?

    The Parson O’ Dumford

    George Manville Fenn

  • Trappy Pape was the next to be joked, as he came up hugging the green baize bag containing his violoncello.

    The Parson O’ Dumford

    George Manville Fenn

  • He was driving a “trappy” bay nag, and his new road wagon had rubber tires.

    When Egypt Went Broke

    Holman Day

  • The ground is so trappy that one hardly cares to take one’s eyes off it for a moment.

    My African Journey

    Winston Churchill

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