Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof counts down the five reasons Voldemort trumps every other bad guy in history.
Or maybe not: many Americans are fed up with the adherence to ideology that trumps compromise in modern-day Washington.
Controversy, which equals ratings, trumps substance in the omnipresent world of 24/7 news.
"playing card of a suit ranking above others," 1520s, alteration of triumph, name of a card game.
"trumpet," c.1300, from Old French trompe "long, tube-like musical wind instrument" (12c.), cognate with Provençal tromba, Italian tromba, all probably from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German trumpa and Old Norse trumba "trumpet"), of imitative origin.
"surpass, beat," 1580s, from trump (n.). Related: Trumped; trumping.