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.]

1.

A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap.

Milk and flummery are very fit for children. Locke.

2.

Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.

The flummery of modern criticism. J. Morley.

 

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