Trumpkin

Meaning

What does Trumpkin mean?

Trumpkin refers to either a popular internet trend from 2016, where people who were associating with the Orange Man Bad feeling, also known as Trump Derangement Syndrome or a character from The Chronicles of Narnia series.

With the former meaning, one may find numerous beautifully executed carvings of pumpkins, resembling Donald Trump, while the second meaning leads one to a Dwarf in a fantasy setting.

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Origin

What's the origin of Trumpkin?

While its popular meaning is rather recent, “Trumpkin” first emerged in the novel of Lewis C. S., titled Prince Caspian, which was first published in the United Kingdom on October 15th, 1951.

The term “Trumpkin” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2009, however, this definition was more related to the expression blumpkin, involving Donald Trump in the equation.

“Trumpkin”, as a portmanteau of the words Trump and pumpkin first emerged online in October 2015, as Donald Trump was making his way for Presidency.

Spread & Usage

How did Trumpkin spread?

“Trumpkin” became a popular phenomenon all over the internet, as people would upload their very own rendition of the President on a pumpkin, around the time of Halloween.

The expression experienced a surge of popularity every year around October, especially in 2020, when the elections were raging on in the United States.

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