Trumpery

Definition of Trumpery

Trump´er`y
n.1.Deceit; fraud.
2.Something serving to deceive by false show or pretense; falsehood; deceit; worthless but showy matter; hence, things worn out and of no value; rubbish.
The trumpery in my house, go bring it hither,
for state to catch these thieves.
- Shak.
Upon the coming of Christ, very much, though not all, of this idolatrous trumpery and superstition was driven out of the world.
- South.
a.1.Worthless or deceptive in character.

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