One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Personal belongings; baggage.‘I was ready to pack my traps and leave’belongings, things, property, worldly goods, goods, personal effects, effects, stuff, assets, accoutrements, paraphernalia, impedimenta, bits and pieces, luggage, baggage, bags and baggage, chattels, movables, valuablesView synonyms
Early 19th century: perhaps a contraction of trappings.
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