: fraudulently concocted : spurious
trumped-up charges

Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trumped-up was in 1728

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“Trumped-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trumped-up. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


: made-up sense 1, false
arrested on trumped-up charges

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