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ˈbrʌm ə dʒəmbrum·magem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Birmingham, Brummagemadjective

    a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center

  2. Brummagemadjective

    cheap and showy

    "a cheap Brummagem imitation"


  1. brummagemadjective

    Cheap and showy; meretricious.

  2. Etymology: From Birmingham, England where cheap manufactured goods used to be produced.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brummagemadjective

    counterfeit; gaudy but worthless; sham


  1. Brummagem

    Brummagem is the local name for the city of Birmingham, England, and the dialect associated with it. It gave rise to the terms Brum and Brummie. Brummagem and Brummagem ware are also terms for cheap and shoddy imitations, in particular when referring to mass-produced goods. This use is archaic in the UK, but persists in some specialist areas in the USA and Australia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brummagem

    brum′a-jem, adj. showy but worthless, sham, counterfeit. [From a popular pronunciation of Birmingham.]

Editors Contribution

  1. brummagem


    "Then I thought we was being brummagem. It means fake."

    Submitted by ONORY on November 14, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Brummagem

    The slang term for cheap jewellery made at Birmingham. In local parlance this city is “Brummagem,” and its inhabitants are “Brums.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brummagem in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brummagem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
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