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.
early 17th century (denoting a dish made with oatmeal or wheatmeal boiled to a jelly): from Welsh llymru; perhaps related to llymrig 'soft, slippery'.
Definition of flummery in:
- The US English dictionary