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Meaning of TRUMPERY

Pronunciation:  'trumpuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  ornamental objects of no great value
  2. [n]  nonsensical talk or writing
  3. [adj]  gaudy and showy but valueless; "trumpery ornaments"
 

TRUMPERY is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: applesauce, codswallop, falderal, folderol, folderol, frills, gimcrackery, gimcracks, nonsense, rubbish, tinsel, trash, tripe, wish-wash, worthless
 
 See Also: drivel, stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Trump"er*y\, n. [F. tromperie deceit, fr. tromper to
    deceive. See {Trump} to trick.]
    1. Deceit; fraud. [Obs.] --Grenewey.
    
    2. Something serving to deceive by false show or pretense;
       falsehood; deceit; worthless but showy matter; hence,
       things worn out and of no value; rubbish.
    
             The trumpery in my house, go bring it hither, for
             state to catch these thieves.         --Shak.
    
             Upon the coming of Christ, very much, though not
             all, of this idolatrous trumpery and superstition
             was driven out of the world.          --South.
    
    
  2. \Trump"er*y\, a.
    Worthless or deceptive in character. ``A trumpery little
    ring.'' --Thackeray.
    
    
 

 

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