Flim-flam meaning

Misinformation; bunkum; false information presented as true.

Most reports of supernatural occurrences turn out to be flim-flam when carefully investigated.

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Confidence game, con game.
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(archaic) Table tennis.
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Origin of flim-flam

  • 1538 as noun, 1660 as verb. By reduplication. Perhaps from a dialectical word or Scandinavian; compare Old Norse flim (“lampoon, mockery”).

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