TRUMPERY
An old whore, or goods of no value; rubbish.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Trump"er*y (?), n. [F. tromperie deceit, fr. tromper to deceive. See Trump to trick.]

1.

Deceit; fraud.

[Obs.]

Grenewey.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.


Trump"er*y, a.

Worthless or deceptive in character.

"A trumpery little ring."

Thackeray.

 

© Webster 1913.

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