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trump

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noun \ˈtrəmp\

Definition of trump

  1. 1a :  trumpetb chiefly Scottish :  jew's harp

  2. 2 :  a sound of or as if of trumpeting <the trump of doom>



Origin of trump

Middle English trompe, from Anglo-French trumpe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trumba, trumpa trumpet


First Known Use: 14th century


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trump

noun

Definition of trump

  1. 1a :  a card of a suit any of whose cards will win over a card that is not of this suit —called also trump cardb :  the suit whose cards are trumps for a particular hand —often used in plural

  2. 2 :  a decisive overriding factor or final resource —called also trump card

  3. 3 :  a dependable and exemplary person



Origin of trump

alteration of 1triumph


First Known Use: 1529


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trump

verb

Simple Definition of trump

  • : to beat (another card) by playing a card from the suit that beats the other suits : to play a trump card to beat (another card)

  • : to do better than (someone or something) in a contest, competition, etc.

  • : to be more important than (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of trump

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to get the better of :  override <where ambition invariably trumps loyalty — Michael Kramer>

    2. 2 :  to play a trump on (a card or trick) when another suit was led

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  to play a trump when another suit was led

    Examples of trump in a sentence

    1. She trumped my ace to win the trick.

    2. Their offer for the house was trumped by a higher bid.

    3. The need for blood donors trumps all other concerns.



    1586

    First Known Use of trump

    1586




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