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Fri Sep 4, 2020, 02:02 PM

The dictionary gets it right!!!


something without use or value; rubbish; trash; worthless stuff. nonsense; twaddle: His usual conversation is pure trumpery. Archaic. worthless finery.
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Trumpery | Definition of Trumpery at Dictionary.com

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thecrow Sep 2020 OP
Rorey Sep 2020 #1
EarnestPutz Sep 2020 #2
thecrow Sep 2020 #8
stillcool Sep 2020 #3
smirkymonkey Sep 2020 #4
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2020 #5
EarnestPutz Sep 2020 #9
alterfurz Sep 2020 #6
abqtommy Sep 2020 #7

Response to thecrow (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 02:05 PM

1. "trumped up"

trumped-up
/ˌtrəmptˈəp/
adjective
invented as an excuse or a false accusation.
"he was arrested on trumped-up charges"

Orangeass trumps up a lot of lies on a daily basis.

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Response to thecrow (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 02:08 PM

2. Why has no one noticed this before? Seems so obvious. Good call. A bumper sticker....

.....that just said “trumpery” would confuse a lot of MAGATS.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 09:28 AM

8. Good idea.

We should sell them to MAGAts and donate the proceeds to Biden...!

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Response to thecrow (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 02:40 PM

3. who knew?

worthless stuff is trumpery.

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Response to thecrow (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 02:41 PM

4. That is so spot on!

It's almost as if the definition of the word was created with that family in mind.

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Response to thecrow (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 02:57 PM

5. "Break wind audibly"- Oxford English Dictionary

VERB
[NO OBJECT]
informal
Break wind audibly.

More example sentences
‘Half asleep and looking up at him, I yawned a long, deep yawn and just as I closed my mouth and opened my eyes he relieved himself, not by burping or trumping however, but by throwing up into my face!’
‘If you were standing in a lift, and someone trumped loudly for half a minute continuously, would you say "yes, impressive!", or would you say "LET ME OUT OF HERE"?’
‘As morning broke in the windowless Bedsit, Emma peered wearily out of the bed they'd shared as Michelle trumped loudly and proudly into the already stale air.’

https://www.lexico.com/definition/trump

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:09 PM

9. Thank you for these wonderful examples. The Oxford Press seldom disappoints.

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Response to thecrow (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 03:27 PM

6. dictionary location: just after treason and before truthless

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Response to thecrow (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 05:55 PM

7. A secondary definition is: when walking across a pasture take care not to step in the trumpery...

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