My family likes to play cards. It’s become a running joke that we pretend to spit every time we use the word “trump.”
You trumped my ace? (spit)
Apart from it’s origin in card games, “trump” has come to be a common term for one thing that’s intrinsically more important than another.
Health concerns trump my desire to eat pizza for every meal.
Unfortunately, Individual 1 has tainted the word “trump,” probably forever. So my question is, is there another word we can use? Do we have to invent one?