Definition of trappist:
- A monk belonging to a branch of the Cistercian Order, which was established by Armand de Rance in 1660 at the monastery of La Trappe in Normandy. Extreme austerity characterizes their discipline. They were introduced permanently into the United States in 1848, and have monasteries in Iowa and Kentucky.
- "En Route", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
- "The Garden Of Allah", Robert Hichens.
No indeed, my dear Louis, I am neither dead nor ruined, nor have I turned pirate, trappist, or rural guard, as you might imagine in order to explain my silence these four months since I last appeared at your illustrious studio.- "French and Oriental Love in a Harem", Mario Uchard.