trumped-up

adjective \ ˈtrəm(p)t-ˈəp \

Definition of trumped-up

: fraudulently concocted : spurious
  • trumped-up charges

First Known Use of trumped-up

1728

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trumped-up

Definition of trumped-up for English Language Learners

  • : deliberately done or created to make someone appear to be guilty of a crime


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