In a Time of Trumpery

A term more relevant (and chilling) now than ever.


trump·er·y | ˈtrəmp(ə)rē | archaic noun (plural trumperies) attractive articles of little value or use.

 practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth: he exposed their ideals as trumpery | theatrical trumpery | [as modifier] : that trumpery hope which lets us dupe ourselves. adjective showy but worthless: trumpery jewelry.

delusive or shallow: that trumpery hope which lets us dupe ourselves.

ORIGIN late Middle English (denoting trickery): from Old French tromperie, from tromper deceive.

And this, to read with a smile of knowing (pick your favorite). . .

applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nonsense, nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, twaddle

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1 comment

  1. Being a lover of words I had a semantic orgasm with this entry. Gracias. Keo Capestany

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