noun, plural flum·mer·ies.
Origin of flummery
Examples from the Web for flummery
Very, very many things he condemned as flummery and sickly waste of time.The White Peacock|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
A man must have a thick skin to be able to carry off all the flummery of Highness without any feeling of shame.Royal Highness|Thomas Mann
Let me have the full particulars, and don't try on flummery.'Caricature and Other Comic Art|James Parton.
And I can dish up a trifle of flummery in here and there conveniently, and—let me see.In the Roar of the Sea|Sabine Baring-Gould
There isn't one particle of flummery in Crondall's whole body.The Message|Alec John Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for flummery
noun plural -meries
Word Origin for flummery
Word Origin and History for flummery
1620s, a type of coagulated food, from Welsh llymru "sour oatmeal jelly boiled with the husks," of uncertain origin. Figurative use, of flattery, empty talk, is from 1740s.