Definitions for trumperyˈtrʌm pə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trump•er•yˈtrʌm pə ri(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ries

  1. (n.)something without use or value.

  2. nonsense; twaddle.

  3. Archaic. worthless finery.

  4. (adj.)of little or no value; worthless; rubbishy.

Origin of trumpery:

1425–75; late ME trompery deceit < MF tromperie=tromp(er) to deceive (MF: to trifle, play with, orig., to play the trumpet; see trump2) +-erie -ery

Princeton's WordNet

  1. folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop(noun)

    nonsensical talk or writing

  2. folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery(noun)

    ornamental objects of no great value


  1. trumpery(Noun)

    worthless finery; bric-a-brac or junk

  2. trumpery(Noun)


  3. trumpery(Adjective)

    gaudy but of no value

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trumpery(noun)

    deceit; fraud

  2. Trumpery(noun)

    something serving to deceive by false show or pretense; falsehood; deceit; worthless but showy matter; hence, things worn out and of no value; rubbish

  3. Trumpery(adj)

    worthless or deceptive in character


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