Trump vs Donald - What's the difference?

trump | donald |

As proper nouns the difference between trump and donald

is that trump is a metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter while donald is .



Etymology 1

Possibly from Italian trionfi (triumph(s) ).


(en noun)
  • (US, in the singular, cards) The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others.
  • (British, in the plural, cards) The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others.
  • Diamonds were declared trumps .
  • (cards) A playing card of that suit.
  • He played an even higher trump .
  • (figuratively) Something that gives one an advantage, especially one held in reserve.
  • An excellent person; a fine fellow, a good egg.
  • * 1851 ,
  • All hands voted Queequeg a noble trump ; the captain begged his pardon.
  • * Thackeray
  • Alfred is a trump , I think you say.
  • An old card game, almost identical to whist; the game of ruff.
  • (Decker)
  • (in the plural) The major arcana of the tarot
  • A card of the major arcana
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (cards) To play a trump (on a card of another suit).
  • He knew the hand was lost when his ace was trumped .
  • (cards) To play a trump, or to take a trick with a trump
  • To get the better of, or finesse, a competitor.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • to trick or trump mankind
  • (dated) To impose unfairly; to palm off.
  • * C. Leslie
  • Authors have been trumped upon us.
  • To supersede.
  • In this election, it would seem issues of national security trumped economic issues.
    * (To play a trump card on another suit) ruff * (To get the better of a competitor) outsmart
    Coordinate terms
    * (To play a trump card on another suit) underruff, overruff
    Derived terms
    * the last trump * no trump * overtrump * trump card * trump out * trump up * under trump

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) trompe "trumpet" from (etyl) trompe "horn, trump, trumpet", from (etyl) * "trumpet". Akin to (etyl) trumpa, trumba "horn, trumpet", (etyl) tromme "drum", (etyl) trumme "drum". More at (l), (l).


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A trumpet.
  • * Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:52
  • In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible


    (en verb)
  • To blow a trumpet.
  • (intransitive, slang, UK) To flatulate.
  • And without warning me, as he lay there, he suddenly trumped next to me in bed.



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1816 , Old Mortality , Samuel H. Parker, 1836, page 232
  • "Country?" replied Cuddie; "ou, the country's weel eneugh, and it werena that dour deevil, Calver'se, ( they ca' him Dundee now) that's stirring about yet in the Highlands, they say, with a' the Donalds , and Duncans, and Dugalds, that ever wore bottomless breeks, driving about wi' him, to set things asteer again, - - -
  • * 1980 , The Glass House, a Novella and Stories , Viking Press, 1980, ISBN 0670341797, page 76:
  • My friends call me Terry. My husband always used my full name, Teresa. He said it made him feel like he was married to a foreign woman. And I never called him Don or Donny or Donny Joe. I called him Donald from the first time we met.
  • * 1991 , Donald Duk , Coffee House Press, 1991, ISBN 0918273838, page 1
  • Donald' Duk never liked his name. He hates his name. He is not a duck. He is not a cartoon character. - - - "Only the Chinese are stupid enough to give a kid a stupid name like '''Donald''' Duk," ' Donald Duk says to himself.

    Usage notes

    *Popular in all English-speaking countries in the first half of the 20th century.

    Derived terms

    * Donald Duck * (pet forms) Don, Donnie, Donny * (female given name) Donna