something without use or value; rubbish; trash; worthless stuff.
nonsense; twaddle: His usual conversation is pure trumpery.
Archaic. worthless finery.
of little or no value; trifling, worthless; rubbishy; trashy.
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How to use trumpery in a sentence
How trumpery it all seemed now with his wide experience of life and his knowledge of other countries and the great outside world.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
The trumpery thing had seemed a sign to them, and now the sign was broken.Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
Roll up your aristocratic trumpery, and give the party a leader.The Contemporary Review, January 1883 | Various
He—to be summoned to take a long journey on account of some trumpery cattle case!Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
I don't care how trumpery the arguments used; I don't value one straw the fallacy of the statements put forward.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) | Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for trumpery
foolish talk or actions
a useless or worthless article; trinket
useless or worthless
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