- nonsense; rubbish; humbug
- a sly trick or deception
Origin of flimflamuncertain or unknown; perhaps reduplicated, reduplication ; from flam, deceptive trick
Informal to trick, swindle, or cheat
- Nonsense; humbug.
- A deception; a swindle.
transitive verbflim·flammed, flim·flam·ming, flim·flams
To swindle; cheat.
Origin of flimflamProbably of Scandinavian origin.