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English Dictionary: trumpery by the DICT Development Group
3 results for trumpery
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. nonsensical talk or writing [syn: folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop]
  2. ornamental objects of no great value
    Synonym(s): folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Trumpery \Trump"er*y\, a.
      Worthless or deceptive in character. [bd]A trumpery little
      ring.[b8] --Thackeray.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Trumpery \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.
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