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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: trap 'to decorate' (14-20 centuries), from trap 'cloth' (14-18 centuries), from Old French drap; DRAPE

trappings

noun
     
trapā€§pings [plural]
things such as money, influence, possessions etc that are related to a particular type of person, job, or way of life
trappings of
the trappings of power

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