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Etymology 1

possibly from triumph

Noun

Singular
trump

Plural
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  1. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others.
  2. (UK, in plural) The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others.
    Diamonds were declared trumps.
  3. A playing card of that suit.
    He played an even higher trump.
  4. (figuratively) Something that gives one an advantage, especially one held in reserve.
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Verb

Infinitive
to trump

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to trump (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To play a trump, or to take a trick with a trump; to ruff.
  2. To get the better of, or finesse, a competitor.
  3. To supersede
    In this election, it would seem issues of national security trumped economic issues.
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Etymology 2

Middle English trompe

Noun

trump

  1. (obsolete) A trumpet.

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