Definition of trump


  • a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps; "the ace of trumps is a sure winner". Synonyms: trump card.
  • (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand; "clubs were declared trumps", "a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led".
  • a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves. Synonyms: cornet, horn, trumpet.


  • produce a sound as if from a trumpet.
  • get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition". Synonyms: best, outdo, outflank, scoop.
  • play a trump. Synonyms: ruff.
  • proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare. Synonyms: trump out.

Related words

crossruff, outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart, overtrump, serpent.

Words nearby trump

crump, frump, grump, rump, thump, tramp.

Rhymes with trump

bump, chump, clump, crump, dump, frump, grump, hump, jump, lump, plump, pump, rump, slump, stump, sump, thump.

Start with trump

trumped, trumping, trumpets, trumpeting, trumps, trumpet, trumpeter, trumpetlike, trumperies, trumpeters, trumpeted, trumpery.

End with trump

overtrump, nontrump, outtrump.

More information about trump

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • trump is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 9 points
  • trump is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 9 points
  • trump is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 12 points
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