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Meaning of FLUMMERY

Pronunciation:  'flumuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  meaningless ceremonies and flattery
  2. [n]  a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal
 

FLUMMERY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: mummery
 
 See Also: hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, pudding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Flum"mer*y\, n. [W. llumru, or llumruwd, a kind of
food made of oatmeal steeped in water until it has turned
sour, fr. llumrig harsh, raw, crude, fr. llum sharp, severe.]
1. A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a
   sort of pap.

         Milk and flummery are very fit for children.
                                               --Locke.

2. Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment;
   trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.

         The flummery of modern criticism.     --J. Morley.

 
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 Related Terms: absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble-babble, blabber, blather, bombast, claptrap, double-talk, drivel, drool, fiddledeedee, fiddle-faddle, folderol, fudge, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, humbug, jabber, jargon, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver, prate, prattle, rant, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, skimble-skamble, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vaporing, waffling
 

 

 

 

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