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Define the word “Trumppence”

Tuppence is for birds.  Is “Trumppence” as well?

This new portmanteau will have a contested meaning in the months ahead as Donald Trump runs for President and Mike Pence acts as his running mate. So contest, contest! How would you define “Trumppence” as a word? How would you use it in a sentence?

Language lives: we define “Trumppence” by our use. So a Trumppence for your thoughts! Share your definitions in the comments below, and I’ll compile the top senses of Trumppence here, choosing the ones I like best in edited form. Thanks.

Trump*pence [truhmp-pense]. noun.

1. The conjoining of two mid-life personal crises into a single political crisis.

2. The negative outcome, richly deserved, generated by decades of Republican obstructionism, racism, and xenophobia.

3. An antiquated coin of little or negative value; orange-copper center with a white-silver ‘vice’ (decorative, misleading additive). Common use as a reward for bad behavior. Slang: outrageous, loud, gaudy display of ignorance. “A trumppence for your emotions.” “What a trumppence!”

4. Two pennies in a pod.

5. The tendency of white male presidential candidates to obtain a disproportionate share of media coverage.

6. An attempt by a candidate to get more conservative voters to comb-over to his side.

7. A core of grey oppression wrapped in bombast.

8. A very small amount. ex. “There isn’t a Trumppence’s width of difference between Hillary Clinton’s support for the Iraq War, Mike Pence’s support for the same Iraq War, and Donald Trump’s promise to carpet bomb America’s enemies.”

16 thoughts on “Define the word “Trumppence””

  1. ella says:

    Trumppence defined: Off the Fence, vote for Trump & Pence.
    If you are still not sure whether to vote or not, Trumppence!

  2. ella says:

    A form of prosperity: Elect Trump and Pence and there will be Trumppence in every purse!

    1. Jim Cook says:

      And Trumpbillions in an offshore account, with absolutely no Trumptaxes paid.

  3. ella says:

    definition #3: American defense: We will build a Trumppence against America’s enemies.

  4. Lynne says:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Trumppence&defid=9999542

    Trumppence
    noun – trump·pence \(ˌ)t-rhum-ˈpən(t)s\

    1. the joining of 2 large, mid-life white males, with a tendency to foment hatred, and alienate those who are not like them

    2. a slang term for Smegma, that originates from men of privilege

    3. the punishment that a country deserves to receive, if they throw away their vote & allow 2 gas bags to wreak havoc upon the world
    1. “This country is headed for a Trumppence of biblical proportions.”

    Mayor: What do you mean, “Trumppence”?

    “What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff. ”
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    2. “Gross! You got your Trumppence all over me!!”
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    3. “We brought this upon ourselves for not voting. This is our Trumppence…”

    1. Jim Cook says:

      4. The tendency of white male presidential candidates to obtain a disproportionate share of media coverage.

  5. Diane says:

    Trumppence: Two pennies in a pod.

  6. Gary says:

    Trumppence (noun):An antiquated coin of little or negative value; orange-copper center with a white-silver “vice” (decorative, misleading additive). Common use as a reward for bad behavior. Slang usage as as an outrageous, loud, gaudy display of ignorance. “A trumppence for your emotions.” “What a trump pence!”

    1. Jim Cook says:

      I say!

  7. Dave says:

    Trumppence: Def. 1. in a democratic republic, a non-substantive emotional witticism popular among voters who would prefer to see a war-mongering Goldman Sachs Rodham at the nation’s helm with a bag of worn out gimmicks, 2. a candidacy that attracted its own voting bloc rather than steal votes from Bernie Sanders in the primaries, 3. a candidacy with better gimmicks but gimmicks just the same.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Trump-pence. Noun. very small amount. ex. “There isn’t a Trumppence’s width of difference between Hillary Clinton’s support for the Iraq War, Mike Pence’s support for the same Iraq War, and Donald Trump’s promise to carpet bomb America’s enemies.”

      1. Dave says:

        Trumppence: an attempt by a candidate to get more conservative voters to comb-over to his side.

  8. Mwg says:

    A core of grey oppression wrapped in bombast

  9. Jimmy Lox says:

    trumppence – an avoidable mistake; eminent doom ahead

    Blinded by young love, Mary was too young too realize marrying Johnny was a major trumppence in her life’s journey.

  10. Felicia says:

    Trumpense: Triumphant and money wise political union. Will take our financial and other domestic and worldly problems seriously and will work effectively together to make America great again.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      see also “hallucination.”

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