[ truhm-puh-ree ]
/ ˈtrʌm pə ri /

noun, plural trump·er·ies.

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.

Origin of trumpery

1425–75; late Middle English trompery deceit <Middle French tromperie, equivalent to tromp(er) to deceive + -erie-ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for trumpery

/ (ˈtrʌmpərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

foolish talk or actions
a useless or worthless article; trinket


useless or worthless

Word Origin for trumpery

C15: from Old French tromperie deceit, from tromper to cheat
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