TRUMP: The Word of the Month March 2016

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.


To trump: To defeat, overwhelm or win.

A trump card: A winning card; an asset or resource used to gain an advantage.

Ex. When it comes to outrageous comments, Donald can’t be trumped.

Trump in the News

In what many desperately hope is a cruel April fools’ joke, billionaire Donald Trump will likely represent Republicans in the 2016 US Presidential elections.

Sometimes money trumps common sense.

Don’t confuse Trump with…

Tramp (UK): A homeless person. 
Donald says: “Go be homeless somewhere else.”

Tramp (US): A promiscuous woman. 
Donald says: “You can stay, dear.”

Trumpets: Little Trumps Brass instruments. 
Donald says: “Deport those to Mexico.”

Trunk: Elephants use theirs to trump. 
Donald says: “Go home, you fat grey terrorists.”

Trump’s hand of cards

♣ Clubs to threaten opponents 
♦ Diamonds in bank account 
♠ Spades to build giant wall 
♥ Hearts. Questionable if he has one…

Can anyone trump Trump? 
Your call, America.

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