An item is "trad" if it either (a) was manufactured during the relevant time period, usually the 1930s through 1950s, or (b) is a modern item with design aspects … Top definition. tradunknown. Traditional; typically used in the context of clothing, grooming, and other aspects of one's personal presentation. An item is "trad" if it …

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trad. adjective. Informal Following established tradition in a given sphere of activity, especially in conscious rejection of stylistic or technical innovations. Of or relating to traditional folk music, especially the folk music of Europe and of peoples of European origin.

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Trad. is often an abbreviation of the word "traditional". It may refer to: In music: Traditional music, also called folk music; Trad jazz like Dixieland and Ragtime; Traditional grip, a technique for holding drum sticks; Néo-trad, a musical style that arose in Quebec around the turn of the 21st century. In religion: Traditionalist …