What does flummery mean?

Definitions for flummery
ˈflʌm ə riflum·mery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flummery(noun)

    a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal

  2. mummery, flummery(noun)

    meaningless ceremonies and flattery

Wiktionary

  1. flummery(Noun)

    A custard; any of several bland, gelatinous foodstuffs, usually made from stewed fruit and thickened with oatmeal, cornstarch or flour

  2. flummery(Noun)

    empty or meaningless talk

  3. flummery(Noun)

    deceptive or blustering speech; bullshit

  4. flummery(Interjection)

    an expression of contemptuous disbelief

  5. Origin: Welsh llymru, a jelly derived from oatmeal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flummery(noun)

    a light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap

  2. Flummery(noun)

    something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing

  3. Origin: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Flummery

    Flummery is a starch-based sweet soft dessert pudding known to have been popular in Britain and Ireland from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flummery

    flum′ėr-i, n. an acid jelly made from the husks of oats: the Scotch sowens: anything insipid: empty compliment. [W. llymrullymrig, harsh, raw—llym, sharp, severe.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flummery

    A dish made of oatmeal, or oats soured, &c.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flummery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flummery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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