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We need to redefine and redirect the actual use of the word trump in the English language.

I just made an entry to define the word trump at urbandictionary.com. It is only ranked as the 74th definition of trump because there are no likes as of yet. I need help increasing awareness. This definition has significant historical and empirical evidence in support of its use. My hope is that it somehow catches on in verse and eventually becomes the primary definition. I want to believe that a few generations from now whenever anyone mentions the word trump...it will be as a means of describing deceit and trickery. And that only history buffs will ever even know that there once was a con man named Trump who came close to possibly becoming the 45th President of the United States. This is a true, literal definition of trump. An authentic old English verb last commonly used in the 17th century, “to trump” meaning “to deceive or cheat". Derived from the Old French word “tromper” meaning "fabricate, delude, to blow a trumpet". This is explained as "to play the horn, suggesting someone as a phony and dishonest, who attracted the public by blowing a horn, and then cheated them into buying ...." The Hindley Old French dictionary explains this term as someone who likes to "act the fool". Help America bring back the true meaning and definition of trump!

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  • tagged this with like this idea 2016-05-24 21:19:27 -0400
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