MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To deceive or cheat.
2. To elude.

ETYMOLOGY: From be- + French tromper (to deceive), which also gave us trumpery and trompe l’oeil. Earliest documented use: 1522.

BEST RUMP - a superlative cut of roast

BE TRAMP - play a role in a Charlie Chaplin movie (or a full-length Disney cartoon)

BET SUM (𝑝) - make a quiet wager