Meaning of aggrape in English:


Pronunciation /əˈɡrap/


historical, rare
  • Chiefly in plural = agraffe .

    In English attested only in dictionaries and encyclopedias of costume, in later use perhaps after Fairholt.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick William Fairholt (d. 1866), artist and antiquary. From Middle French agrape, agrappe hook and eye fastening on a garment from agraper (reflexive) to grab from a- + grappe, grape hook.