Brummagem meaning

brŭm'ə-jəm
Cheap and showy; meretricious.
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Cheap and gaudy.
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Anything cheap and gaudy, esp. jewelry not made of gems and precious metals.
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Origin of brummagem

  • Alteration of Birmingham England (from the counterfeit coins made there in the 17th century)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Birmingham, England where cheap manufactured goods used to be produced.
    From Wiktionary