Flummery meaning

flŭmə-rē
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Meaningless or deceptive language; humbug.
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Any soft, easily eaten food.
  • (historical) Thick, boiled oatmeal or flour.
  • A soft custard or blancmange.
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Meaningless flattery or silly talk.
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A custard; any of several bland, gelatinous foodstuffs, usually made from stewed fruit and thickened with oatmeal, cornstarch or flour.
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An expression of contemptuous disbelief.
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Origin of flummery

  • Welsh llymru soft jelly from sour oatmeal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Welsh llymru, a jelly derived from oatmeal

    From Wiktionary