trumpery


trum·pery

noun \ˈtrəm-p(ə-)rē\

Definition of TRUMPERY

1
a :  worthless nonsense
b :  trivial or useless articles :  junk <a wagon loaded with household trumpery — Washington Irving>
2
archaic :  tawdry finery
trumpery adjective

Examples of TRUMPERY

  1. <claims for weight-loss products that are based much more on Madison-Avenue trumpery than on bariatric science>

Origin of TRUMPERY

Middle English (Scots) trompery deceit, from Middle French, from tromper to deceive
First Known Use: 15th century

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