English

Definition of flummery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

flummery

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈflʌməri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflʌməri//
 
[uncountable]
 
jump to other results
nonsense, especially praise that is silly or not sincere She hated the flummery of public relations. Word Origin early 17th cent. (denoting a dish made with oatmeal or wheatmeal boiled to a jelly): from Welsh llymru; perhaps related to llymrig ‘soft, slippery’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flummery