Trump Trump, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Trumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trumping}.] To play a trump card when one of another suit has been led. [1913 Webster]

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  • trumping — sb. Alys. 925 …   Oldest English Words

  • trumping — trÊŒmp n. playing card belonging to the presently leading suit (Cards); suit of cards ranking above the others (Cards); last resort, final resource; admired person; trumpet, sound of a trumpet (Archaic, Poetry) v. defeat with a trump, play a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trumping — noun (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit • Syn: ↑ruff • Derivationally related forms: ↑trump, ↑ruff (for: ↑ruff) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • trump — {{11}}trump (n.1) playing card of a suit ranking above others, 1520s, alteration of TRIUMPH (Cf. triumph), name of a card game. The verb meaning surpass, beat is attested from 1580s. Related: Trumped; trumping. {{12}}trump (n.2) trumpet, c.1300,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Established suit — Es*tab lished suit (Contract bridge, Whist) A plain suit in which a player (or side) could, except for trumping, take tricks with all his remaining cards. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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