[ fluhm-uh-ree ]
/ ˈflʌm ə ri /
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noun, plural flum·mer·ies.
oatmeal or flour boiled with water until thick.
fruit custard or blancmange usually thickened with cornstarch.
any of various dishes made of flour, milk, eggs, sugar, etc.
complete nonsense; foolish humbug.
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Origin of flummery

1615–25; <Welsh llymru, with ending assimilated to -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for flummery

/ (ˈflʌmərɪ) /

noun plural -meries
informal meaningless flattery; nonsense
mainly British a cold pudding of oatmeal, etc

Word Origin for flummery

C17: from Welsh llymru
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