Definitions for: Flummery

[n] meaningless ceremonies and flattery
[n] a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal

Webster (1913) Definition: Flum"mer*y, n. [W. llumru, or llumruwd, a kind of
food made of oatmeal steeped in water until it has turned
sour, fr. llumrig harsh, raw, crude, fr. llum sharp, severe.]
1. A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a
sort of pap.

Milk and flummery are very fit for children.

2. Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment;
trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.

The flummery of modern criticism. --J. Morley.

Synonyms: mummery

See Also: hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, pudding

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