- any playing card of a suit that for the time outranks the other suits, such a card being able to take any card of another suit.
- Often trumps. (used with a singular verb) the suit itself.
- to play a trump.
- to take a trick with a trump.
Origin of trump1
OTHER WORDS FROM trumptrumpless, adjective
Other definitions for trump (2 of 3)
Origin of trump2
Other definitions for trump (3 of 3)
How to use trump in a sentence
The “Joe” to whom Trump was referring was, of course, former vice president Joe Biden, Trump’s opponent in November’s presidential election.In 160 words, Trump reveals how little he cares about the pandemic|Philip Bump|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
The Trump campaign’s television spending is scheduled to increase again next week, rising to about $21 million.Trump and his campaign try to allay concerns about trailing Biden in television ads|Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
In Scotland, Trump’s Turnberry resort once charged the Secret Service $1,300 to move furniture, according to a receipt from July 2018 that was released by the government this year.Trump’s businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pandemic|David Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Barr, of course, has repeatedly otherwise leveraged the weight of the department in Trump’s favor.William Barr is the poster child for politicized law enforcement officials|Philip Bump|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
During an appearance Wednesday on Fox News, McEnany said Trump had been very clear.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
We need to separate trumped-up fears from the legitimate ones.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The depositions of other officers suggested that the “property damage” charges were not just bizarre, but trumped up.
Even before the gang thing, though, reputation trumped truth in many places.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The answer was to ensure that individual liberty was not trumped by religion or government or corporations.The Supreme Court Turns the First Amendment Into a Weapon for Corporations|Sally Kohn|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Three Al Jazeera journalists have been jailed in Egypt on trumped-up charges of collaborating with the Muslim Brotherhood.
But he failed to impose upon the Colonel, and was even far from impressing him with this trumped-up knowledge of bygone days.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
"It is a cowardly pretext on the part of the citizens, trumped up to save their property for the Yankees," said he.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
Robber raids they called these wars which he waged for trumped-up pretexts.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
With the connivance of a corrupt police force, Tim can even ruin him on a trumped-up charge.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
Then she began to ask herself if he had spoken the truth, or had trumped up this story to frighten her?File No. 113|Emile Gaboriau
British Dictionary definitions for trump (1 of 2)
- any card from the suit chosen as trumps
- this suit itself; trumps
Derived forms of trumptrumpless, adjective
Word Origin for trump
British Dictionary definitions for trump (2 of 2)
Word Origin for trump
Other Idioms and Phrases with trump
In addition to the idioms beginning with trump
- trump card
- trump up
- hold all the aces (trumps)
- turn up trumps