trump

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1trump

noun \ˈtrəmp\

Definition of TRUMP

1
a :  trumpet
b chiefly Scottish :  jew's harp
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

2trump

noun

Definition of TRUMP

1
a :  a card of a suit any of whose cards will win over a card that is not of this suit —called also trump card
b :  the suit whose cards are trumps for a particular hand —often used in plural
2
:  a decisive overriding factor or final resource —called also trump card
3
:  a dependable and exemplary person

Origin of TRUMP

alteration of 1triumph
First Known Use: 1529

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

3trump

verb

: 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)

Full Definition of TRUMP

transitive verb
1
:  to get the better of :  override <where ambition invariably trumps loyalty — Michael Kramer>
2
:  to play a trump on (a card or trick) when another suit was led
intransitive verb
:  to play a trump when another suit was led

Examples of TRUMP

  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.

First Known Use of TRUMP

1586

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