Here's a bit of a treeho, lads, as I bought in brummagem the day afore yesterday.
Corruption of brummagem, for meaning of which see Introductory Chapter.
I dare say they're some brummagem people—some Fudge family or other—on their travels.
It was Mrs. Flumgarten hooked on to the arm of brummagem Brutus.
Well, poor babby cried without stopping to take breath, fra' that time till we got to brummagem for the night.
He feels the summer in the air, and all brummagem rises upon his horizon.
When I say cheap, I mean low-priced; for brummagem articles, no matter of what description, are always the very reverse of cheap.
"Trashy" and "paltry" and "brummagem" was the very worst she could say of them.
A Kru boy welcomed them with beaming face and fetched them drinks upon a brummagem tray.
From brummagem, yus, and elsewheres; and I ast 'Where is this thing to stop?'
"cheap and showy," 19c., from a noun, from the vulgar pronunciation of Birmingham, England, in reference to articles mass-manufactured there. The word also recalls Birmingham's old reputation for counterfeiting.