Flum"mer*y (?), n. [W. llumru, or llumruwd, a kind of food made of oatmeal steeped in water until it has turned sour, fr. llumrig harsh, raw, crude, fr. llum sharp, severe.]
A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap.
Milk and flummery are very fit for children.
Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.
The flummery of modern criticism.
© Webster 1913.