"Locksley, have none of this trumpery prize," cried he, in loud anger.
I wonder—— But I suppose Floyd will save the rest of his 'trumpery' for her!
The trumpery thing had seemed a sign to them, and now the sign was broken.
I can't think how she came to be satisfied with a trumpery Irish one.
It is a necklace and some other trumpery I had sent for to "Le Roux."
"Showiness" is common in every trumpery village in the land.
We had expected a great show of regalia and the other trumpery of court display about the Commandant-General.
Some cases of trumpery rosaries were found and dispatched the same way.
I can see the meaning of that, even when the obligation itself is trumpery in its nature.
He was praying,—of that I could have no doubt,—and these trumpery scarecrows were his idols.
mid-15c., "deceit, trickery," from Middle French tromperie (14c.), from tromper "to deceive," of uncertain origin. Spelling influenced by trump (v.). Meaning "showy but worthless finery" is first recorded c.1600.