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See also: trump
The surname has two sources.
- English (Devon): an occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumpe (“trumpet”).
- German (Bavaria): from German Trump, possibly an occupational name for a drummer, from Middle High German trumbe (“drum”), although the alternative forms Trumpf, Drumpf cannot be derived from this (except by postulating them to be hypercorrections)
Trump (plural Trumps)
- A surname, from German.
- 1861, Anthony Trollope, chapter XXXII, in Orley Farm:
- The house at which he was to lodge had been selected with considerable judgment. It was kept by a tidy old widow known as Mrs. Trump; but those who knew any thing of Hamworth affairs were well aware that Mrs. Trump had been left without a shilling, and could not have taken that snug little house in Paradise Row and furnished it completely out of her own means.
- (politics) Used specifically of Donald Trump (b. 1946), a businessman, television personality and president of the United States of America (2017-2021).
- 2017 December 3, Kayleigh Roberts, “Yara Shahidi Just Asked Hillary Clinton About That Very Uncomfortable Trump Debate”, in Harper's BAZAAR:
- During their interview, Shahidi asked Clinton about the uncomfortable second presidential debate, during which Trump stalked her around the stage.
(all terms are derived from Donald Trump)
- Donald Trumpesque
- Donald Trumpian
- Donald Trumpish
- Never Trumper
- Trump bump
- Trump derangement syndrome
- Trumpster diving
- Trumpster fire
- ⇒ Translingual: donaldtrumpi
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Trump is the 8,484th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 3,886 individuals. Trump is most common among White (95.6%) individuals.
- ^ Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003) , “Trump”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 505: “1. English (Devon): metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumpe ‘trumpet’. 2. German (Bavaria): metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle High German trumpe ‘drum’.”
Trump m or f (genitive Trumps)
- A surname.
- → English: Trump