- 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")