Trump vs Idiocy - What's the difference?

trump | idiocy |


As a proper noun trump

is a metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter.

As a noun idiocy is

(psychology) the state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.

trump

English

Etymology 1

Possibly from Italian trionfi (triumph(s) ).

Noun

(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.
    Synonyms
    * (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).

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

    (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.

    idiocy

    English

    Alternative forms

    * idiotcy

    Noun

    (idiocies)
  • (psychology) The state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.
  • An act lacking intelligence or sense; an instance of senselessness; extremely foolish behaviour.
  • The administrators, growing tired of such idiocy , put a new policy in place.

    Synonyms

    * imbecility * stupidity

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