What Does “Trump” Mean in British Slang?


October 19, 2017 by John Crapper


A good friend sent me a message today and I went “Holy Shit”!   And when you’re Poop John the First of the Church of the Holy Shitters you can’t “pass” up an opportunity to “pass” this on to as many people as possible.

As an English teacher I’m always on the lookout for unique ways English is used.  So it is with great pleasure – in fact I think it’s an absolute gas to “pass” this tidbit of information on to you   It’s really something worth “passing around” because it’s a “gas” – literally.

Here it is:

It is clear from this site that the verb to trump has been used extensively across Britain to refer to the breaking of wind. It is especially the case in the North, in Wales and certainly in Norfolk.

  • Over the centuries, fart has not been without linguistic rivals. Since the early fifteenth century, for example, trump has served as a synonym for fart, or rather to denote an especially noisy fart.

(A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities) by Mark Morton


  • Verb. To break wind from the anus, to ‘fart’. E.g.”There’s a disgusting smell in here. Has someone trumped?”


  • Noun. 1. An act of breaking wind. 2)The resulting smell of having broke wind from the anus, a ‘fart’.

Please click picture!

Since our last presidential election we’ve certainly had “an especially noisy fart” in the White House and he stinks to high heaven!

I think it’s time for us to change our underwear!

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