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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How to use flummery in a sentence
Oh, but surely if we have to call ourselves Wurzel-flummery it would count as earned income.
The condition is that with this money—fifty thousand pounds—I take the name of—ah—Wurzel-flummery.
My dear Mr. Crawshaw, you didn't think—you didn't really think that anybody had been called Wurzel-flummery before?
The flummery boys and ever so many more of the party are at the front with their regiments.
Money was squandered on useless court-flummery while men were toiling sixteen hours a day for bread.Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman
British Dictionary definitions for flummery
informal meaningless flattery; nonsense
mainly British a cold pudding of oatmeal, etc
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