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flubdub

[ fluhb-duhb ]
/ ˈflʌbˌdʌb /
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noun Slang.
pretentious nonsense or show; airs.
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Origin of flubdub

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; origin uncertain
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How to use flubdub in a sentence

  • Usual courtesies—good customer of your bank—you know; usual flubdub.

    Cappy Ricks Retires|Peter B. Kyne
  • I was remembering some of the fulsome flubdub I'd read about him.

    A Woman Named Smith|Marie Conway Oemler
  • Please her, you know—she's crazy on this society stunt—all flubdub to me of course.

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