Definition of flummery in English:

flummery

Line breaks: flum|mery
Pronunciation: /ˈflʌm(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural flummeries)

[mass noun]
1Meaningless or insincere flattery or conventions: she hated the flummery of public relations
More example sentences
  • No amount of folderol, flummery or flattery makes it easier to swallow.
  • All this flummery was, as we all know, meaningless.
  • It's a fairly meaningless, if archaic piece of self-indulgent flummery in most parts of Australia.
2A sweet dish made with beaten eggs, sugar, and flavourings.
More example sentences
  • Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a medium round tip and fill each chocolate teardrop with flummery batter.

Origin

early 17th century (denoting a dish made with oatmeal or wheatmeal boiled to a jelly): from Welsh llymru; perhaps related to llymrig 'soft, slippery'.

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