DERIVED FROM THE WORDS TRADITIONAL POLITICIAN, IT MEANS POLITICIANS WHO WILL SAY AND DO ANYTHING INCLUDING DIRTY TRICKS TO GET ELECTED OR GET WHAT THEY WANT. ALSO MEANS RAG IN THE PHILIPPINES WHICH APTLY DESCRIBES THIS TYPE OF POLITICIAN
The Philippine Congress received a negative approval rating in the latest Pulse Asia survey because the people perceive its members as trapos,who care less for the Filipinos.
by Ma. Aleta L. Tolentino August 10, 2005
California term for clothes, either nice clothes or regular clothes. Equivalent of the term "threads" in English to describe your clothing, "trapos" is the term in Spanish.
"Check out my new trapos. I'll be looking good tonight at the party."
by Nando A. March 08, 2007