- something showy but worthless
- nonsense; rubbish
Origin of trumperyMiddle English trompery ; from Middle French tromperie ; from tromper, to deceive, cheat ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps tromper, to play the trumpet: see trump
showy but worthless; trashy; paltry
- Showy but worthless finery; bric-a-brac.
- Nonsense; rubbish.
- Deception; trickery; fraud.
Origin of trumperyMiddle English trompery, deceit, from Old French tromperie, from tromper, to deceive.
French tromperie (“deceit")