noun, plural mum·mer·ies.
Examples from the Web for mummery
Under his breath he whispered, "Summary that mummery, Mary," and a thin smile fell about his lips while he listened.Citadel|Algirdas Jonas Budrys
We determined to carry the “Mummery” to the top of the mountain to use while taking observations.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
Heyward possessed some knowledge of the mummery practised among the Indians, in the cases of such supposed visitations.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper
But he knew very well how it was: it was a miserable piece of mummery that was played only in spite of him.Caleb Williams|William Godwin
Then he made to take me himself; but I repeated the mummery and his grit went out through his fingers.The God of His Fathers|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for mummery
noun plural -meries
Word Origin and History for mummery
1520s, "performance of mumming," from Old French mommerie, from momer (see mummer). Transferred sense of "ridiculous ceremony or ritual" is from 1540s.