trumped-up

[ truhmpt-uhp ]
/ ˈtrʌmptˈʌp /

adjective

spuriously devised; fraudulent; fabricated: He was arrested on some trumped-up charge.

Nearby words

  1. trumbull, jonathan,
  2. trumeau,
  3. trump,
  4. trump card,
  5. trump up,
  6. trumpeldor,
  7. trumpery,
  8. trumpet,
  9. trumpet creeper,
  10. trumpet flower

Origin of trumped-up

1720–30; special use of trump1; see -ed2

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