noun, plural trump·er·ies.
- trump card,
- trump up,
- trumpet creeper,
- trumpet flower,
- trumpet honeysuckle,
- trumpet leg
Origin of trumpery
Examples from the Web for trumpery
After the fall of this man a trumpery era of restitution set in.A Wanderer in Paris|E. V. Lucas
I have renounced the trumpery distinctions of your bourgeois civilization as far as I am concerned.The Great Drought|Sterner St. Paul Meek
We can't afford to bring up fine ladies and teach them French and other trumpery.A Little Girl in Old Boston|Amanda Millie Douglas
Percy's trumpery commencement is an echo of the beginning of the printed copies of Sir Andrew Barton.
He may feel himself viler than a thousand trumpery souls who could not have borne his trials for a day.A Great Emergency and Other Tales|Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
noun plural -eries
Word Origin for trumpery
mid-15c., "deceit, trickery," from Middle French tromperie (14c.), from tromper "to deceive," of uncertain origin. Spelling influenced by trump (v.). Meaning "showy but worthless finery" is first recorded c.1600.