mummery

noun
mum·​mery | \ˈmə-mə-rē \
plural mummeries

Definition of mummery 

1 : a performance by mummers

2 : a ridiculous, hypocritical, or pretentious ceremony or performance

First Known Use of mummery

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mummery

Middle French momerie, from momer

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