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Trumpery

Definition from the OED:

Noun archaic:

1 Attractive articles of little value or use.
‘None of your woollen drapery, nor linen drapery, nor any of your frippery or trumpery. I hate ostentation’

1.1 Practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth.
‘he exposed their ideals as trumpery’
‘theatrical trumpery’

as modifier ‘that trumpery hope which lets us dupe ourselves’

Adjective archaic:

1 Showy but worthless.
‘trumpery jewellery’

1.1 Delusive or shallow.
‘that trumpery hope which lets us dupe ourselves’

Origin:

Late Middle English (denoting trickery): from Old French tromperie, from tromper ‘deceive’.

Pronunciation: trumpery/ˈtrʌmp(ə)ri/

5 comments

1 Kryten42 { 02.15.19 at 12:23 am }

😆 Nice! And very appropriate. 😊😎

Will this be a new meme… “Word of the week” or some such? 😉

I tweeted this post.

2 Bryan { 02.15.19 at 12:48 pm }

It’s a real word, if archaic [but then, so am I]. I would come across it in English lit courses. [In the US the overweight and overpriced Norton Reader is the standard textbook] and then saw it on someone else’s opinion magazine.

I don’t do memes, just weird sporting events.

3 Kryten42 { 02.16.19 at 2:23 am }

Hmmmm… Wouldn’t “weird sporting events” be a meme?🤔😏

4 Kryten42 { 02.16.19 at 11:48 am }

Here… Have a look at a very short video of the Typical Dotard MAGAt supporter.
*SIGH*

https://twitter.com/Kryten_42/status/1096708193290342400

5 Bryan { 02.16.19 at 1:50 pm }

That dude’s hat is way too tight 😈

What do you meme weird? 😉