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Thu Oct 20, 2016, 09:56 AM

A.Word.A.Day--trumpery

"A Word A Day" is a daily email newsletter. Today's word was "trumpery". Thought I'd share it with you. It's an old word actually, with known use as old as 1481.

trumpery

PRONUNCIATION:
(TRUHM-puh-ree)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Something showy but worthless.
2. Nonsense or rubbish.
3. Deceit; fraud; trickery.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French tromper (to deceive). Earliest documented use: 1481.

USAGE:
“The room was crowded with a chilly miscellany of knick-knacks and ornaments, gewgaws, and trumpery of every kind.”
Leo Bruce; Case for Three Detectives; Academy Chicago; 1980.

“History, made up as it is of so much trumpery, treachery, and tyranny, needs deeds of valor, of sacrifice, and of heroism if it is to be palatable.”
The Medal of Honor: A History of Service Above and Beyond; Zenith Press; 2014.

See more usage examples of trumpery in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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Thu Oct 20, 2016, 10:19 AM

1. lol!

Showy but worthless. Best description of Trump I've ever heard.

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Thu Oct 20, 2016, 10:37 AM

2. Very nicely done!

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